SMI Northeast (Smoke Management Instructions) Northeast Oregon Smoke Management Instructions
ODF Smoke Management Instructions
smi_northeast at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Wed May 13 14:31:34 PDT 2009
SMOKE MANAGEMENT FORECAST AND INSTRUCTIONS
SALEM FORESTRY WEATHER CENTER
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
ISSUED: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:35 PM Nick Yonker
1. DISCUSSION AND FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FORECAST AREA ZONES 630-638
Upper level trough is driving a front into the region today. Expect an increasing chance of moisture this afternoon and evening. The trough will follow early Thursday then move by to the east Thursday afternoon with showers decreasing. An upper level ridge will start building in Thursday evening, clearing skies and starting the stabilization process. Expect good smoke dispersion Thursday under good mixing and brisk westerly flow.
OUTLOOK (FRIDAY - SUNDAY):
Upper level ridge builds in strongly beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend. Expect warming temperatures and sunny skies. Air mass will stabilize during the night and morning hours but then destabilize during the afternoon. Wind flow turns light northerly. Expect mostly fair smoke dispersion.
Mixing height above 5000 ft throughout the day. Mixing height lowers to 3500 - 4500 ft during the evening.
Transport wind WSW to WNW at 18 - 32 mph during the morning and afternoon. Transport wind decreases to WNW to NW at 14 - 26 mph during the evening.
Surface wind SW to W at 10 - 20 mph during the morning. Surface wind shifts to WNW to NW at 12 - 24 mph during the afternoon then decreases to NW to N at 9 - 15 mph during the evening.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 4200 to 5000 ft by late morning rising above 5000 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind ENE to ESE at 4 - 8 mph during the morning becoming light and variable during the afternoon. Surface wind light and variable.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 3500 to 4500 ft by late morning rising above 5000 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind light and variable during the morning becoming SSW to WSW at 4 - 8 mph during the afternoon. Surface wind light and variable.
Mixing height below 1000 ft early rising to 3000 to 4000 ft by late morning rising to 4000 to 5000 ft during the afternoon. Transport wind SE to S at 5 - 9 mph. Surface wind light and variable.
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 Thursday, May 14, 2009.
Avoid ignitions within 10 miles to the WSW through NW of SSRAs. For units that will smolder significantly through the night avoid burning within at least 15 miles to the WSW through NE in or near drainages leading to SSRAs. Care needed in selecting units as smoke will likely fumigate along the ground in wind prone areas.
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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