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Smoke Reaches the Northwest, High Temps in Eastern WA, and Marine Air is Poised to Move In

Smoke Reaches the Northwest, High Temps in Eastern WA, and Marine Air is Poised to Move In

Smoke is now masking the Northwest, however most of it stays aloft.  The haze was apparent this morning from the SpaceNeedle Pano Cam, as was some mid-level instability clouds (altocumulus and altocumulus castellanus for these of you who get pleasure from cloud names).

But it was in  early morning satellite tv for pc imagery that the smoke was actually evident.  Thursday’s mornings seen satellite tv for pc picture round 6 AM confirmed the smoke clearly (the hazy stuff), with a number of mid-level cumulus as properly.  Stark shadows of the clouds on the smoke.
Smoke Reaches the Northwest High Temps in Eastern WA and
The National Weather Service HRRR-smoke mannequin exhibits the distribution of smoke aloft at 5 AM this morning, as identified by their system.  You see the purple space close to the Oregon/California border?  That is the massive July Complex Fire, which now covers 82,000 acres, and is the largest supply of regional smoke. Such smoke rises and spreads out aloft.
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We do have some native fires, however these are small and usually below management, and never main sources of regional smoke.  But the regional fires are those to essentially fear about, as a result of they’ll carry smoke all the way down to the floor.
Washington State’s Department of Ecology has an exquisite wildfire smoke web site and right here is graphic from it, exhibiting native air high quality.   Western Washington has clear air, however air high quality has declined alongside the japanese slopes of the Cascades because of each some native fires and CA smoke surfacing.
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Moving past smoke, yesterday was a particularly heat day in japanese Washington, with various areas getting ABOVE 110F (see map beneath of Thursday’s highs, click on to enlarge).  One web site close to Moses Lake obtained to 112F and temperatures above 100F hit the slopes of Cascades.  Keep in thoughts that the very best temperature EVER in Washington State is 118F, at Ice Harbor Dam close to the Tri-Cities.  Several areas tied or exceeded their every day data.
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Well, every part is about to vary.
Marine air is beginning to push into western Washington and temperatures are 5-8F cooler than yesterday round Puget Sound, a lot cooler than that close to the coast.  So as an alternative of hitting round 90F, temperatures ought to high off within the decrease 80s within the inside of western Washington.  And a lot cooler tonight.
The passage of marine air throughout the Cascades will produce sturdy winds east of the Cascade crest.  With heat, dry circumstances in place, this case will produce harmful wildfire circumstances,  leading to extraordinarily excessive values of the USDA Forest Service HOT-DRY-WINDY index (see forecast of this parameter at eight PM tonight).  Reds and browns are very hight.  
I’m positive Washington DNR and the Forest Service people are preparing for this.  Fortunately, all of the fires on the japanese WA slopes are contained now, however all of us have to ensure there isn’t a ignitions.
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