Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015, Update

Dry and stable NW flow aloft will be over us for the next couple of days and burning conditions should remain benign with this scenario. A generally dry forecast is expected across Oregon for the next 36 hours with lightning decreasing significantly, although wind will increase through gaps in the Cascades and ultimately across northern portions of Eastern Oregon. Another low pressure system will drop into the Pacific Northwest over the weekend as a weak thermal trough will likely set up in the Cascades on Saturday. This could elevate burning conditions a bit across eastern Oregon with a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Saturday. All in all, no critical levels of "significant fire potential" are expected during the next 10 days. 

There are still two fires ongoing in Oregon, although they are all at or near full suppression at this time: 
Corner Creek OR-OCF-000297. IMT3. 11 miles S of Dayville OR. Start 6/29. Full Suppression. Brush/Grass/Timber. Cause: Lightning. 29,407 acres (+0). 85% containment. Smoldering fire behavior. Precipitation received. Mop-up ongoing.

West Fork OR-MAF-015153. ICT4. 10 miles SE of Dayville, OR. Start 6/29. Timber. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 770 acres (+0). 15% containment. Minimal fire behavior due to precipitation.

1 comment:

  1. A/o 21Jul, pm needs an update for NCentral OR. There are horizontal bands of smoke not far above ground level.