6/13/22 Monday 2:20 pm
Three new fires started near Flagstaff yesterday. One is now over 5000 acres. One is over 1600 acres and one is approximately 500 acres. The fires have not been mapped and the sizes are approximate. North of our forecast area light to moderate smoke is present according to automated sensors. This is occurring south of the stationary front and is originating from these fires. Here is the latest surface map.
There is a pretty good chance that smoke will move south in front of the frontal boundary later today and tomorrow morning. Smoke forecast models are largely experimental during these types of conditions. As winds switch back to the southwest on Thursday we may see more smoke enter the area.
If you notice smoke overnight or tomorrow morning, this likely will be the cause (hopefully).
My next update will be on Wednesday.Thanks for following and supporting the site!