This site contains experimental weather predictions for smoke and fire to support fire and air management and public awareness during the California fires.

This page is a collaborative effort of USFS Research, Sonoma Technology, Inc., and Desert Research Institute. All products are experimental in nature and no guarantees with respect to accuracy or availability are implied. Smoke model predictions utilize the BlueSky Framework.

Due to California fire inactivity, this site is currently not being updated.

Daily smoke forecast provided by Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Smoke and fire weather predictions are created at a variety of model grid resolutions. Output is presented in several formats.

  • National 36-km AQ
  • Pacific Northwest 12-km Smoke
  • California/Nevada 4-km
  • Pacific Northwest 12-km MM5
  • California/Nevada 4-km

The USFS AirFire Team is supplementing other efforts to monitor smoke using 7 EBAMS PM 2.5 monitors. Other monitoring locations and data are available at

  • Redding,CA
  • Whiskeytown, CA
  • Trinity Center,CA
  • Fort Jones, CA
  • Callahan,CA
  • Weed,CA
  • Castella, CA