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Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:
Today, a high pressure system will begin to build and will allow temperatures to begin to increase once more. The surface pressure gradient will be relaxed and run generally from the southwest to northeast. Surface wind speeds will range from 2-8 mph and will be from the northwest to southwest. Skies will be sunny. Mixing heights are expected to range from 3,000-6,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the southwest to northwest at 2-8 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning becoming EXCELLENT in the afternoon with MARGINAL conditions over the Purcell Trench, Clearwater and Palouse regions. The inversions will break out between 11am-12noon. Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy. PM2.5 concentration are above program concentration thresholds in all 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.