Wildfire Smoke Forecast | ADEQ Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Mescal and Telegraph Fires

Overview

The Telegraph Fire grew by around 11,000 acres yesterday and is now approximately 72,000 acres. The Mescal Fire is around 66,900 acres.

The Telegraph Fire has remained active again overnight, with a plume seen on satellite this morning stretching from the fire through Cibecue, Heber-Overgaard, and northward past Holbrook.

Winds will continue to be southwesterly today, with smoke from both the Mescal and Telegraph forecast to follow a similar path as yesterday as it disperses toward the northeast. Moderate to heavy impacts likely in Miami-Globe and the Peridot/San Carlos area. Moderate impacts are likely this afternoon in places further north-northeast of the fire, including areas in/around Whiteriver, Cibecue, Show Low, and Snowflake. Overnight, heavy impacts are once again likely in Miami-Globe and Peridot/San Carlos, with moderate impacts possible in Superior.

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, we are forecasting a similar pattern to what is seen today.

View a PDF version of the smoke forecast HERE.
View a larger version of the smoke map HERE.

Forecast

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Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Moderate smoke with periods of heavy smoke during the day.

Moderate to heavy smoke possible overnight.

Moderate smoke with periods of heavy smoke during the day.

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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Light to moderate smoke possible during the day

Moderate smoke possible overnight

Moderate smoke AM

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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Heavy smoke this AM, with moderate smoke throughout the day.

Moderate to heavy smoke possible overnight

Moderate smoke throughout the day.

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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Smoke moving overhead during the day

Light smoke possible overnight

Smoke moving overhead during the day

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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

Light smoke throughout the night

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

Light smoke throughout the night

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

Activity Meter


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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

Light smoke possible overnight

Moderate smoke possible in the afternoon

Activity Meter


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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Smoke Forecast:

Tuesday

Tuesday Night

Wednesday

Light smoke possible in the afternoon

Light smoke possible overnight

Light smoke possible in the afternoon

Activity Meter


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Note: No matter what the forecast indicates, if you feel like you are having health effects from smoke exposure, take extra care to stay inside or safely get to an area with better air quality. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns.

Discussion

Hot, dry and breezy conditions are forecast to continue for the next several days.

Useful
Links

Mescal Fire InciWeb | View Page >
Telegraph Fire Inciweb | View Page >
Air Resource Advisor Smoke Forecast | View Page >
ADEQ Portable PM-2.5 Monitors | View Page >
USFS Portable PM-2.5 Monitors | View Page >

Fire Information Contact

Jurisdiction:

Phone: Mescal: 602-428-5397 Telegraph: 480-608-2054

Email:

Notice: 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.

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