Smoke from the 136,643-acre Caldor Fire and the 747,091-acre Dixie Fire continues to impact air quality severely in the Tahoe Basin and the Foothills. Further north, the 157,287-acre Monument Fire and the 122,598 acre McFarland Fire continue to shroud a large portion of northwestern California in smoke.

On the west side of the Sierra, smoke is starting to clear out in the late morning only to return overnight.

This is an experimental smoke forecast model and may not be available at all times.  It is also NOT an official air quality forecast.  The official Air Quality forecast for California can be found here:  AirNow (

Periods of breezy north to northeast winds Friday – Saturday with gusts up to 25-35 mph. Daytime relative humidity values 10-20% with moderate to locally poor overnight recoveries have prompted the issuance of a Red Flag Warning for portions of the Sacramento Valley.