SMI Northeast (Smoke Management Instructions) Northeast Oregon Smoke Management Instructions
ODF Smoke Management Instructions
smi_northeast at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Sat Apr 18 14:32:13 PDT 2009
SMOKE MANAGEMENT FORECAST AND INSTRUCTIONS
SALEM FORESTRY WEATHER CENTER
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
ISSUED: Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:35 PM Nick Yonker
1. DISCUSSION AND FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FORECAST AREA ZONES 630-638
Upper level ridge is building over the state today with just some variable high clouds running through the ridge. Ridge will continue building in tonight and tomorrow with clouds dissipating. Expect a sunny and warm day tomorrow. Air mass will stabilize with only a brief period of good mixing during maximum heating. Wind flow will be light and shifting, leading to mostly poor smoke dispersion.
OUTLOOK (MONDAY - WEDNESDAY):
Upper level ridge continues to build over the state through Monday before weakening and shifting eastward on Tuesday. Expect Monday to be the warmest day of the period with lowland locations reaching near 80. As the ridge shifts eastward on Tuesday, it will open the door for a marine push later Tuesday and Wednesday. Upper level trough and front move in Wednesday increasing the chance of showers or thundershowers. Air mass destabilizes Wednesday. Look for poor to fair smoke dispersion Monday and Tuesday with improving dispersion Wednesday.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 3000 - 4000 ft by late morning. Afternoon mixing height rises above 5000 ft then lowers below 1000 ft during the evening.
Transport wind SSE to SSW at 5 - 9 mph during the morning. Transport wind shifts to SW to WNW at 5 - 9 mph during the afternoon and shifts to NW to N at 4 - 8 mph during the evening.
Surface wind light and variable and controlled by local terrain.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 3000 to 4000 ft by late morning rising above 5000 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind SE to SSW at 5 - 9 mph during the morning becoming SW to W at 5 - 9 mph during the afternoon. Surface wind light and variable.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 2000 to 3000 ft by late morning rising to 3500 to 4500 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind SSW to WSW at 5 - 9 mph during the morning becoming W to NW at 8 - 12 mph during the afternoon. Surface wind light and variable during the morning becoming WSW to NW at 6 - 10 mph during the afternoon.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 2000 to 3000 ft by late morning rising to 4000 to 5000 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind WSW to WNW at 8 - 12 mph during the morning becoming WSW to WNW at 12 - 24 mph during the afternoon. Surface wind SW to W at 6 - 12 mph during the morning becoming WSW to WNW at 10 - 20 mph during the afternoon.
3. BURNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR NORTHEAST OREGON ZONES 630-638
The following considerations should be adhered to in addition to
the requirements of the Oregon Smoke Management Plan. These
Instructions are valid for burning conducted on Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Avoid ignitions within 15 miles in all directions of SSRAs. For units that will smolder significantly through the night avoid burning within at least 30 miles in all directions of SSRAs. Watch for shifting transport winds. Recommend against burning units that will smolder significantly overnight.
4. SPECIAL NOTE:
The smoke management forecaster is available at (503)-
945-7401. Please call this number and not individual's
numbers to discuss daily burning. For large burns (over
2000 tons) or burns extending over a considerable period,
please request a special forecast. Avoid calling before
8 a.m. and between 2 to 3 p.m.
This forecast is available on the Internet at:
Please ensure your units have been planned and accomplished by checking:
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