With a few large fireworks shows going on tonight, and FANTASTIC weather to enjoy them, we put together our first "MWN Smoke Zone" forecasts. Smoke from fireworks can be difficult to breathe for folks with asthma or other lung conditions and it's an annoyance for everyone else! Here's what to expect tonight in Bartlett, Collierville, and Millington, based on a northeast to east surface wind at about 5 mph.
Fireworks are shot from the ball fields at the Flaherty Municipal Center. Smoke should drift across the fields towards the south end of Appling Lake and just north of Kings Daughters and Sons Home. Those north of the fields by Appling Middle School or Bartlett Performing Arts Center should be in the clear. See the map below for a rough estimate of where smoke should travel.
ColliervilleFireworks are shot from the ball fields at H.W. Cox Park. Smoke should drift across the fields to residential areas west of the park, north of Powell Road and west of Byhalia Road. Areas north and east of the park will have smoke-free viewing conditions. See the map below for a rough estimate of where smoke should travel.
MillingtonFireworks are shot from the west side of Navy Lake, just off the end of Runway 04 at Millington Regional Airport. Smoke should drift west and all viewing areas are to the east of the lake, so no smoke should get in the way of what should be optimal viewing conditions! (A map is not provided as the affected area will not be populated.)
Happy Independence Day, be safe, and enjoy the celebrations!
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