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Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:
On Thursday, the upper level trough will track to the northeast and limit precipitation chances somewhat. This will bring a chance for showers over the northern Panhandle and across Central Idaho while the southern Panhandle looks to remain dry. The surface pressure gradient will be oriented from south to north. Surface wind speeds will range from 5-15 mph and will be from the southwest to northwest. Higher wind speeds are to be expected within the Purcell Trench from Spokane to Bonner’s Ferry. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Mixing heights are expected to range from 5,000-9,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the southwest to northwest at 10-20 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning becoming EXCELLENT in the afternoon. The inversions will break out between 10am-11am. Air quality forecast to be good. Both PM2.5 and ozone concentrations are expected to be 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.