*If this page returns no data, no final burn decision is available at this time.
Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:
Today, a cold front will pass through the northern airsheds and provide for stronger surface winds and a slight chance of precipitation over the eastern airsheds near the Continental Divide and over central Idaho. The surface wind direction will be from the northeast to northwest at 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph over the Columbia Basin and Purcell Trench. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Mixing heights are expected to range from 4,000-7,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the northeast to northwest at speeds of 10-20 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning and become GOOD in the afternoon. The inversions will break out between 10am-12noon. Air quality is good to moderate. PM2.5 and ozone are below program concentration thresholds in most areas.
This meteorological forecast discussion was prepared for Idaho Department of Environmental Quality for the sole purpose
of forecasting crop residue burn decisions within the State of Idaho by DEQ staff. DEQ burn decisions do not apply to the
Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservations. For forecasts and burn decisions for the Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservations, call 800-345-1007.