Wildfire Smoke Forecast

Backbone Fire

Overview

This will be the last smoke forecast for the Backbone Fire unless conditions change.
There was minimal growth seen with the Backbone fire yesterday. The fire is still estimated at 40,855 acres. There was little to no smoke production from this fire yesterday as well. There was smoke being sent to the south from the Rafael fire causing brief moderate to heavy smoke impacts to the Verde Valley.


Smoke Synopsis

Satellite imagery is showing clear skies this morning, but we are expecting cloud cover to move in later this afternoon. There is a possibility for showers and thunderstorms today and throughout the week. With the potential for these isolated storms to form, outflows can be associated with them bringing breezy winds. Winds are forecast to be out of the east-northeast today. Gusty conditions are possible from any forming outflows later today.

The cloud cover anticipated to move in this afternoon will help reduce any remaining activity with this fire. Overall, smoke impacts from the Backbone fire should be minimal. Light smoke/haze could be seen moving toward the southwest in surrounding areas. Overnight impacts are expected to be light.

Winds will continue to be light and out of the east-northeast tomorrow. Rain and thunderstorm potential will continue into tomorrow as well.
Any thunderstorm formation could lead to gusty winds. Again, smoke impacts from the Backbone fire are expected to be minimal.

For information on the Rafael wildfire, click here


Forecast

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Strawberry

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
Light smoke throughout the day
Light smoke overnight
Light smoke throughout the day

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Pine

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
Light smoke possible
Light smoke possible
Light smoke possible

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Camp Verde

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
Light to moderate smoke throughout the day
Light to moderate smoke possible overnight
Light to moderate smoke throughout the day

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Payson

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected

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Happy Jack

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected

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Heber

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
Tuesday
Light smoke throughout the day
Light smoke overnight
Light smoke throughout the day

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Show Low

Smoke Forecast:

Monday
Monday Night
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No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected
No smoke impacts expected

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Useful Links

ADEQ Portable PM-2.5 Monitors | View Page >
USFS Portable PM-2.5 Monitors | View Page >
Backbone Fire InciWeb | View Page >

Fire Information Contact

Phone: 928-362-4088
Email: [email protected]

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