Smoke forecast and air quality, August 15, 2021

Air quality PM2.5 andPM10 at 8:01 a.m. PDT Aug 15, 2021
Air quality (ozone, PM2.5, andPM10) at 8:01 a.m. PDT Aug 15, 2021.

The areas with the worst air quality and smoke Sunday will be Northern California, Southern Oregon, Northeast Washington, Idaho, Northern Utah, Northern Nevada, Northwest Wyoming, and Montana — basically the northwest quarter of the country.

Above is the air quality in the Western United States (ozone, PM2.5, and PM10) at 8:01 a.m. PDT August 15, 2021. By AirNow.

Below is the forecast for near-surface wildland fire smoke at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday August 15, 2021.

Forecast wildland fire smoke 1 p.m. PDT August 15, 2021
Forecast for near surface wildland fire smoke at 1 p.m. PDT August 15, 2021. NOAA.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.