Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:


The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the left column, under Hot Links
and click on DEQ Air Quality map which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).


Monday, July 28, 2014

Where was the worst smoke?

Currently, the smoke from the wildfires in Oregon has settled down and the region is enjoying good air quality.  During this break, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the past few weeks, since the big lightning storm on July 12th to see which areas around the state incurred the highest impacts from smoke.

The graph and table below show that Prineville, Burns, John Day, and Lakeview experienced the worst smoke, with each of these communities having at least one day exceeding 35 ug/m3 PM2.5 24-hour average. (Disclaimer, the data used for this analysis is preliminary and has not been officially quality assured by the State of Oregon). The worst of the smoke occurred during the period of July 16-19th.




Site
Maximum 24-hour PM2.5
Date of Maximum 24-hour Avg
No. of days with 24-hour Avg PM2.5 > 35 ug/m3
Baker City
14.5
July 18, 2014
0
Bend
23.2
July 16, 2014
0
Burns
73.8
July 18, 2014
2
Enterprise
12.5
July 17, 2014
0
John Day
60.5
July 18, 2014
2
Klamath Falls
18.3
July 16, 2014
0
LaGrande
16.2
July 16, 2014
0
Lakeview
41.7
July 17, 2014
1
Mutlipor (Mt. Hood)
10.2
July 15, 2014
0
Pendelton
13.6
July 16, 2014
0
Prineville
85.5
July 18, 2014
2
Sisters
22.1
July 16, 2014
0
The Dalles
11.9
July 13, 2014
0

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