Smoke Outlook
Eastern Arizona - Telegraph Fire
6/18 - 6/19
Issued: 2021-06-18 09:26 (MDT)
By: David Finnan - david.finnan@usda.gov
Special Statement
With the continued hot temperatures and outflow winds from thunderstorms, fire activity has continued to be active, along with smoke production over the Telegraph fire. Easterly winds have continued to push smoke into Superior, Queen Valley and surrounding areas. Expect light smoke from the Pinnacle fire, west of Safford, to also impact the forecast area. Sensitive groups should continue to monitor air quality conditions in these areas.

Fire
The Telegraph fire is at 176,122 acres and 70% contained. Active fire activity was observed yesterday as it moved southeast and south of Pinal Mountain. Satellite heat signatures are showing active fire near Troy Mountain this morning and expect this activity to continue through the day.
The Telegraph fire is at 176,122 acres and 70% contained. Active fire activity was observed yesterday as it moved southeast and south of Pinal Mountain. Satellite heat signatures are showing active fire near Troy Mountain this morning and expect this activity to continue through the day.
Smoke Today
Light to moderate smoke is occurring this morning with winds out of the southeast pushing smoke primarily to areas west and northwest of the fire towards Superior and Queen Valley. Expect light to moderate smoke in San Carlos/Peridot areas as fire activity increases this afternoon. Smoke from the Pinnacle fire, west of Safford, could also impact San Carlos/Peridot areas as fire activity increases this afternoon. Saturday, winds will shift and be out of the west, which could lead to increased smoke impacts for Globe And San Carlos/ Peridot areas. Along with high temperatures, expect continued higher than normal ozone.

This afternoon, outflow winds from thunderstorms to the northeast over the White Mountains, could increase fire activity and increased smoke to areas southwest, west and northwest of the fire. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms near the fire later this afternoon, which will cause erratic winds and push the smoke in any direction around the fire.

Light to moderate smoke is occurring this morning with winds out of the southeast pushing smoke primarily to areas west and northwest of the fire towards Superior and Queen Valley. Expect light to moderate smoke in San Carlos/Peridot areas as fire activity increases this afternoon. Smoke from the Pinnacle fire, west of Safford, could also impact San Carlos/Peridot areas as fire activity increases this afternoon. Saturday, winds will shift and be out of the west, which could lead to increased smoke impacts for Globe And San Carlos/ Peridot areas. Along with high temperatures, expect continued higher than normal ozone.

This afternoon, outflow winds from thunderstorms to the northeast over the White Mountains, could increase fire activity and increased smoke to areas southwest, west and northwest of the fire. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms near the fire later this afternoon, which will cause erratic winds and push the smoke in any direction around the fire.

Do I need to be concerned?
While it’s always smart to pay attention to air quality where you live, some people may be at greater risk from particle pollution. They include: • People with or that have had Covid-19 • Cardiovascular disease (diseases of the heart and blood vessels) • People with lung disease, including asthma and COPD • Older adults • New or expectant mothers may also want to take precautions to protect the health of their babies.
While it’s always smart to pay attention to air quality where you live, some people may be at greater risk from particle pollution. They include: • People with or that have had Covid-19 • Cardiovascular disease (diseases of the heart and blood vessels) • People with lung disease, including asthma and COPD • Older adults • New or expectant mothers may also want to take precautions to protect the health of their babies.
Kearny-Hayden
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Good
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Good
Light smoke possible with general haze during the afternoon hours.
Recent Observations:
Miami-Globe
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Good
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Good
Light smoke today becoming light to moderate by Saturday.
Recent Observations:
Peridot
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Light occasional Moderate smoke mid to late morning and into this afternoon. and Saturday.
Recent Observations:
Queen Valley
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Good
Moderate smoke this morning gradually becoming light by this afternoon.
Recent Observations:
San Carlos
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Light this morning becoming moderate smoke by early afternoon.
Recent Observations:
Superior
Forecast For:
Friday
6/18/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Saturday
6/19/21
Overall AQI: Good
Moderate smoke this morning becoming light by afternoon.
Recent Observations:
Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
USG People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity.
Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.
*Disclaimer: This forecast is based on fine particulates only; ozone is not included. Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.
Issued by the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program -- www.wildlandfiresmoke.net
Eastern Arizona Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//EasternArizona