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Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:
Today, southern Idaho will continue to experience southwesterly flow with influxes of unstable, moist air
via the low pressure system over central California. There will be a chance for scattered thunderstorms
over the elevated terrain of all airsheds. Surface wind speeds will range from 5-15 mph. Surface wind
direction will be from the west-southwest with northwest winds over the Treasure Valley. Skies will be
mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Mixing heights will range from 5,000-9,000 feet AGL. Transport wind
speed will be between 5-20 mph and be from the west-southwest. Ventilation will be POOR in the
morning and improve to GOOD in the afternoon. Inversions are expected to break between 11am-12noon. Air quality is forecast to be good to moderate. PM2.5 and ozone are below program concentration thresholds.
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.