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Oregon State Smoke Forecast for Friday, July 6, 2018

Forecast Issued:  Thursday July 5, 2018
Forecaster:  Rick Graw, USDA Forest Service
Smoke will move begin to move into Southern and Central Oregon overnight from the wildfires in Northern
California.  Klamath Falls and Lakeview are expected to see air quality degrade into the Moderate to Unhealthy
for Sensitive Groups category.  Other communities in Central and Eastern Oregon such as Bend, Prineville, and
Burn may also see air quality degrade into the Moderate category. Widespread haze will also be seen across the
south central and eastern portion of the state.  The smoke should clear out by tomorrow evening.
The image below, taken from the NOAA High Resolution Rapid Refresh Experimental Smoke model illustrates
the relative concentration of smoke expected on Friday July 6 at 6 a.m. local time (14:00 UTC).  

Disclaimer:  Forecasting of weather, fire behavior, and smoke transport and dispersion is
challenging. While we strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate forecasts, conditions
can and do change rapidly. Please take the appropriate action to protect yourself.