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).


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Burnout operations to continue on the Deception Complex

Drier conditions allowed crews to make good progress initiating the burn out operation the fireline perimeter on the ridge West of the town of Oakridge. About one mile of fireline was made safer as a result of this burn out operation. Some of this smoke was captured by the monitors in Westfir and Oakridge around 9 pm last night as cool nighttime air flowed down slope into the lower drainage.
Today, firing crews will continue burnout operations to strengthen lines on the perimeter west of Oakridge.  The smoke from the burnout operation is forecast to disperse to the south and southwest away from Oakridge and Westfir, however, we anticipate some smoke to mix into the Oakridge communities this morning following the inversion break around 10 am.  We forecast the air quality to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” this morning with gradual improvement through daytime warming, atmospheric instability and Northeast to East winds this afternoon and evening.
 The communities of Cottage Grove and Roseburg may begin to see some smoke this afternoon. 

 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday (Particulate Matter less than 2.5 ┬Ám in diameter)

Site
Thursday Morning
Sep 4, 2014
Thursday Afternoon
Sep 4, 2014
Thursday Evening
Sep 4, 2014
Oakridge
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Good
Westfir
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Good
Dexter
Good
Good
Good

24 hour average PM 2.5 emissions dispersion Thursday 9/4/14

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