Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:


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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).


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Deception Air Quality Report


Yesterday, burnout operations designed to protect the northern and western perimeters continued, but acres burn was limited due to high humidity.  Some of this smoke combined with smoke emitted from interior burning descended and pooled in the valley causing elevated PM concentrations Wednesday morning.  The Westfir  and Oakridge, monitors recorded high over night and early morning PM levels for a short period. By midafternoon today, air quality improves to the good range.  The forecast is for a strong nighttime inversion this morning; thus, smoke will return to low laying areas.  Air quality will start to improve tomorrow after the morning inversion breaks.
Today’s smoke will be transported to the southeast by a northwest wind that is forecast for the entire day. A small amount of burn out on the north and west side of the fire will continue today to fill in portions of the fire perimeter. Warmer temperatures will help smoke to loft, which will enhance the transport smoke to the south. 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.  Smoke should clear after winds increase with inversion break .On Thursday, Cottage Grove may see more smoke from the Deception wild fire as warm and dry conditions return and the winds will blow from the east.


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




Site

Wednesday Morning

Sep 10, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon

Sep 10, 2014

Wednesday Evening

Sep 10, 2014

Oakridge

Moderate

Good

Moderate

Westfir

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Moderate

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Dexter

Moderate

Good

Moderate

24-hour Average PM 2.5 concentrations from Deception Complex
Wednesday September 10, 2014


 

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