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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 6:47 am 
the wind shifted during the night and this morning the AQis53 down from 88 and the sky is fairly clear. most of the smoke was coming from a fire in northern idaho

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 8:45 am 
The surface smoke forecast for this weekend is looking very bad, and is much worse than the sky smoke forecast frown.gif. It doesn't appear that there are any obvious areas on the west side to escape from the smoke this weekend. Is anyone planning on backpacking this weekend? I know I should probably cancel my plans but I am feeling stubborn. Surface smoke forecasts:
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 7pm
Saturday, 7pm
Sunday, 5am
Sunday, 5am

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 9:23 am 
Jaysway - what website are those screenshots from?

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 9:40 am 
Need units on those maps.

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 10:36 am 
These are generated from Opensummit. Good callout, these maps are not very useful without the scale:
My experience has been something like: purple/light yellow = hazy distant views, yellow/orange = hazy closer views, red or worse = little views

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 10:48 am 
In case comparing webcam shots to the surface smoke forecasts is helpful:
Crystal
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Opensummit current surface smoke forecast: purple at Crystal, yellow/orange over Rainier Opensummit current sky smoke forecast: purple
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Opensummit current surface smoke forecast: red Opensummit current sky smoke forecast: yellow
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Opensummit current surface smoke forecast: clear Opensummit current sky smoke forecast: clear

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 1:41 pm 
Goat Rocks fire near Packwood. See WSDOT for info on highway closures.
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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 2:54 pm 
Sadly, it looks like (the remains of) this historic structure on Diamond Peak in Pend Oreille County has been burned according to the outlines on The Diamond Watch Fire. This is one of 93 standing lookouts in the state. I enjoyed visiting it last fall.
Diamond Peak Patrol Lookout Site
Diamond Peak Patrol Lookout Site

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 5:22 pm 
Just saw where High Valley, a suburb of Packwood, is being evacuated along with the other area--Goat Rocks and Timberline. There is a development called Goat Rocks. Hwy 12 is closed, and Packwood is at Level 2 evacuation. Maybe some huckleberry habitat is in the making.

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 6:22 pm 
Very smoky in the Enchantment Lakes today as in eye watering. Stopped by lower Snow Lake on my way down from Temple Lake and got this shot

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 6:58 pm 
A new one on the Wenatchee. NEW FIRE 🔥 There is a new fire, named Minnow Ridge Fire, burning on the Wenatchee River Ranger District approximately 14 miles north of Plain, WA. The fire was spotted by Sugarloaf Lookout at 3 p.m. this afternoon and is located in steep, remote, and inaccessible terrain near Chikamin Ridge and crews are currently evaluating suppression options. The fire is around 50+ acres. The White River and Irving Peak fires are located about 12 miles southwest of this new fire. We are in the process of closing trails in the vicinity of the fire and alerting hikers that may already be in the area.

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PostFri Sep 09, 2022 7:09 pm 
So tomorrow is a somewhat dangerous fire day. MBS national forest, according to their website, is still allowing campfires? At least i can see no mention of campfires being banned. I dont get it. Doesnt seem logical.

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PostSat Sep 10, 2022 7:09 am 
Here is the direct NOAA smoke prediction site https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/index.html

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PostSat Sep 10, 2022 7:20 am 
The smoke has not in general been as bad as was initially forecast apparently because the fires have not been burning that hot. The area of the most fires in Washington in the North Cascades has had the least amount of east wind which is fortuitous. Crystal and Rainier on the otherhand have had strong east winds. Yesterday evening's satellite kind of showed that effect with the Packwood fire putting out almost as much smoke as the combined much larger North Cascade fires. The mountain webcams do show unpleasantly smoky skies pretty much universally this morning. It would appear that the smoke will only gradually disappear over the next couple of days as the diffuse smoke is offshore of the Washington Coast.

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PostSat Sep 10, 2022 7:57 am 
Sounds like there is a fire up the Beckler River now...? https://twitter.com/joejoezz/status/1568606208294293504?s=20&t=vaobbiMJElYfRSmjFIdPbA
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So tomorrow is a somewhat dangerous fire day. MBS national forest, according to their website, is still allowing campfires? At least i can see no mention of campfires being banned.
Saw plenty of people selling firewood on the way up the Mountain Loop yesterday. Update: looks like Highway 2 is now closed...

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