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).


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Air Quality Report and Outlook for 8/30/14
The deception fire grew 149 acres yesterday as a result of interior burning and burn out operations to strengthen perimeter control lines.  Smoke from the majority of this increase vented to the southeast in the late afternoon and evening with valleys winds blowing out of the west. Overnight, the more stable conditions trapped emissions at the elevation of the fire. These emissions will drop into the valley late this morning peaking before noon and then clearing as a result of increased west winds this afternoon. 

We forecast the air quality in Oakridge and Westfir to reach Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups near noon for a short period before west valley winds will clear the area of the majority of pollutants. We anticipate the afternoon conditions in Westfir and Oakridge to improve to the Moderate range.

On Sunday, another frontal system will result in north winds that should push the majority of smoke to the South.
Site
Saturday Morning forecast
Aug 30, 2014
Saturday Afternoon forecast
Aug 30, 2014
Saturday Evening forecast
Aug 30, 2014
Oakridge
Moderate
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Westfir
Moderate
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Hills Creek Lake Area
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate


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