Mescal and Telegraph Fires Smoke Forecast 6/9/2021

IR flights last night mapped the Telegraph fire at around 80,700 acres (which is ~4,400 acres of growth yesterday) and the Mescal Fire at approximately 70,000 acres (an increase of just over 3,000 acres yesterday).

On Tuesday, smoke production on the Mescal Fire was much less compared to the past few days. The Telegraph Fire continued to have a large smoke column that dispersed toward the northeast with light to moderate smoke impacts noted in Show Low and the surrounding areas.

Today, we are forecasting smoke to move toward the northeast with moderate to, at times, heavy impacts possible in Globe-Maimi due to the proximity to the fire. As smoke continues to disperse toward the northeast, moderate smoke impacts are likely this afternoon in places further north-northeast of the fire, including areas in/around Whiteriver, Cibecue, Show Low, Snowflake, and Eagar. Overnight, moderate to heavy impacts are possible in Globe-Miami, with moderate impacts forecast in Peridot/San Carlos. Only expecting light impacts in Superior today into tonight as the most active portion of the fire is now east of the region.

If you are in an area with heavy impacts, the suggested actions to take are (if possible): close windows and use fans or alternative cooling devices, turn off swamp coolers, use filtered HVAC systems, and avoid outdoor activities.

Tomorrow, there will be a slightly more westerly component, so the smoke is expected to disperse more toward the ENE.

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