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).


Monday, September 15, 2014

Deception Complex Air Quality Report Monday September 9/15/2014

 

Sunday, control and mop up fire operations were successful in keeping fire in the contained along the western perimeter. Smoke capped the fire in the morning, started lifting around 1:00 PM, and fire started creeping around once the smoke lifted.  After sunset, down slope winds pushed smoke down Deception creek towards Highway 58.  The Westfir and Oakridge, monitors recorded ” moderate” levels of PM over night and early morning for only a short period. Early afternoon smoke rolled into the Middle Fork Ranger Station for a short period, air quality was in the “unhealthy” AQI level.
Today’s smoke will transport to the east in the morning, the winds will transition to the west in afternoon.  The main weather feature that dominated the region the last few days is giving way to cooler temperatures and higher humidity, but before that, fire interior smoke production will incress due to  warm temperatures and dry conditions. Instability will help increase the mixing heights; thus, 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. Air quality in the early afternoon may reach the “Unhealthy  for a short period clearing to” Moderate” by early evening for Westfir and Oakridge.



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




Site

Monday Morning

Sep 15, 2014

Monday Afternoon

Sep 15, 2014

Monday Evening

Sep 15, 2014

Oakridge

Moderate

Unhealthy

Moderate

Westfir

USG

Unhealthy

Moderate


Deception Complex 24-Hour Average PM 2.5 Concentrations
Monday September 15, 2014

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