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Thursday, September 5, 2019

9/5/19 8:30AM Smoke Outlook for 9/5 - 9/6 Alaska South

Fire
Fire activity on specific fires is described in the AICC Situation Report at https://fire.ak.blm.gov.

For a PDF version of the Smoke Outlook for 9/5 - 9/6, please click here: https://tinyurl.com/smoke9-5

Smoke
Susitna Valley and Anchorage Area: Overall Good air quality should continue in this area. However, Moderate conditions may occur at times over the next two days in Anchorage as smoke from the Swan Lake fire drifts northerly.

Surface Smoke Forecast for 9/5
Kenai Peninsula: Air quality is expected to deteriorate in areas surrounding the Swan Lake fire as high pressure builds in. Cooper Landing is expected to reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

category, while Moderate conditions are expected in the Soldotna zone over the next two days.


Glennallen Area: Smoke and haze from the Tokaina 2 fire will likely spread to the north and south today and seen from Paxson to Valdez. Glennallen may experience higher smoke impacts over the next 2 days.
 For tomorrow, smoke is expected to begin drifting further to the west of the fire.
Surface Smoke Forecast for 9/6

Health
Pay attention to changing conditions. If you begin to notice health effects from smoke, you are encouraged to follow the "actions to protect yourself" listed below.


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