SEVERE WEATHER ALERT:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jacksonville Smoke

Smoke, for the next several days, will be thick in and around North Florida and South Georgia. The wind direction is the main culprit. Westerly winds are sending the smoke from the fires, out to our west, to their east.

Smoke Forecast for the next 7 days

Here are the latest KBDI drought index numbers:

Georgia Counties
Camden: Last Week:  635/800     Today: 710/800
Glynn: Last Week: 716/800     Today: 724/800

Florida Counties
Duval: Last Week: 659/800     Today: 680/800
Clay: Last Week: 662/800     Today: 673/800
Baker: Last Week: 668/800   Today: 691/800
St Johns: 669/800     Today: 686/800
Nassau: 671/800     Today: 690/800
Putnam: 686/800     Today: 698/800
Flagler: 690/800     Today: 701/800

Readings of 601-799 are associated with severe drought and increased wildfire occurrence.Intense, deep burning fires with significant downwind spotting. Extensive mop-up required. Live fuels burn actively.

A reading of 800 indicates desert-like conditions. A catastrophic drought exists.

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