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).


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

36 Pit Fire - Smoke and Air Quality Report for 9/23/14

36 Pit Fire
Smoke and Air Quality Report for 9/23/14
Smoldering fuels, light winds and moist conditions will continue to generate smoke in the valleys and other areas within 5-10 miles of the 36 Pit Fire for the next few days.  Some smoke may drift further down the Clackamas River valley making it into the eastern Portland communities, mostly in the late night and morning hours.  Otherwise, air quality is expected to be good throughout the rest of the region through Thursday as an approaching weather system off the coast brings rain to northwestern Oregon.
36 Pit Fire Report (prepared by Mike Broughton/Janice Peterson, Air Resource Advisors)­­­­

Air Quality Outlook (Particulate Matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter)
Site
Tuesday
afternoon
Sept 23, 2014
Tuesday
night
Sept 23, 2014
Wednesday
Sept 24, 2014
Thursday
Sept 25, 2014
Estacada, Springwater, Dodge
Moderate
Moderate becoming USG near morning
USG  am
Moderate pm
USG am
Good pm
Hwy 26 Corridor
(Sandy to Rhododendron)
Moderate
Good
Good
Good
Molalla
Good
Good
Good
Good
Willamette Valley
Good
Good
Good
Good

AQI Index (µg/m3)
Potential Health Impacts
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good (0-12)
Air quality is satisfactory and poses little or no health risk.
None

Moderate (13-35)
Air quality is acceptable for most. There may be moderate health concern for a small number of sensitive people.
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (36-55)
Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.
People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy
(56-150)
Everyone may begin to experience more serious health effects.
The following groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity: People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy
(151-250)
Triggers a health alert, meaning everyone may experience more serious health effects
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
For more information see the Oregon Smoke blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
Air Quality data can be viewed at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx

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