Projected Smoke Impacts: New Mexico
Forecast valid for 5 pm, Wednesday, June 22 to 5 pm Thursday June 23rd.
Cedar Fire (Arizona): Smoke is expected to be transported northeast of the fire this afternoon and then shift east tonight and then southeast tomorrow. Impacts are expected from the Reserve area and south overnight and extending from Mogollon and Gila through Silver City and Deming tomorrow morning.
Dog Head and North fires: Significant smoke production is not expected today from either fire. Smoke impacts are not predicted.
Remember, in areas without and air quality monitor, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside. As a rule of thumb, if visibility is over five miles, the air quality is generally good. However, no matter how far one can see, if individuals are having health effects from smoke exposure, they are advised to take extra care to stay inside or get to an area with better air quality and to also see a doctor or healthcare professional as needed. For guidance on
distances and visibility and how to protect your health from smoke, please visit www.nmtracking.org/fire.
As smoke impacts are decreasing from the current fires in New Mexico, the potential for new wildfires still exists. For information to the current fire potential in the Southwest, SW 7-DAY Fire Potential Outlook
DISCLAIMER: Conditions may change quickly. These projections are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.