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Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:
On Thursday, the ridge of high pressure will continue to sit to the west of Idaho and be centered over Oregon. The surface pressure gradient will be oriented from southwest to east-northeast. Surface winds will be from the southwest to southeast at 2-8 mph. Mixing heights will reach 3,000-4,000 feet AGL. Transport winds will be from the southwest to southeast at 2-8 mph. Ventilation will be LIMITED to GOOD over the western portion of the airsheds and EXCELLENT over the eastern portions. Air quality is good to moderate. Both PM2.5 and ozone is 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.