Oregon Smoke Information

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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, September 13, 2014

Air Quality Report from Deception Complex 9/13/2014

Yesterday, continual control and mop up fire operations designed to keep fie in the box on the western perimeter.  Another active fire behavior day in the interior, producing a generous amount of emission; however, good ventilation during the day and elevated nighttime winds prevented smoke from pooling. The Westfir and Oakridge, monitors recorded moderate levels of PM over night and early morning for only a short period. By midafternoon today, air quality improves to the good range.  Air quality will start to improve after the morning inversion break.
Today’s smoke will transport to the east with the winds transitioning to the west in afternoon.  The combination of warm temperatures and dry conditions, the likely of increase fire behavior will enhance smoke production.  However, with high mixing heights and strong transport winds, we can expect good smoke dispersion. We forecast the morning air quality to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in Westfir as smoke vents down the Deception Creek drainage, and “Moderate” for Oakridge.  There may be light haze in Oakridge and lake Waldo in the afternoon, but should clear by early evening.


Air Quality Forecast for Saturday (Particulate Matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter)
 

Site
Saturday Morning
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday Afternoon
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday Evening
Sep 13, 2014
Oakridge
Moderate
Good
Moderate
Westfir
USG
Good
USG
Dexter
Moderate
Good
Moderate
24 Hour Average PM 2.5 concentration from Deception Complex Saturday September 9/13/2104


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