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).


Monday, August 10, 2015

8/10/2015 Air Quality Report for SW Oregon

Air Quality Report #03 for Southwest Oregon                   Issued August 10, 2015
Rogue River-Siskiyou and Umpqua National Forests           Time: 9:30 am

Smoke Synopsis:
Yesterday: Numerous locations in SW Oregon got a bit of a break from smoke yesterday and 3 of the sites we’re watching were Good on the air quality scale. Smoke drained south and impacted Shady Cove, Klamath Falls and Eagle Point. Areas N. of Stouts Creek fire experienced some high spikes of smoke with Tiller at Unhealthy for 24-hour average.
Today: Stouts Creek, National Creek Complex, and Collier Butte fires are the leading smoke producers in SW OR. Collier Butte smoke will be affected by a sluggish marine push and move to the east impacting western Rogue and Illinois Valleys. The Eastern Rogue and Sams Valleys, with their pooled smoke from yesterday’s activity, should improve late morning. However, in the afternoon moderate flow from south to north takes hold. This facilitates the transport of California smoke plumes to Oregon. Smoke levels are expected to lessen early today but increase later in the afternoon as California smoke arrives. Expect Shady Cove, Tiller and nearby areas to continue at Unhealthy (or higher) AQI levels. Crater Lake NP is being impacted from National Creek Complex. Check NPS webcams for status.
Tomorrow: Modeling indicates that smoke levels will increase and air quality will be somewhat less favorable.
Prepared by Air Resource Advisors: Gary Curcio (252-624-7635, gary.curcio@gmail.com) and
Janice Peterson (206-484-4353,
jlpeterson@fs.fed.us)
Air Quality Outlook:
Location
Yesterday
August 9th
Today
August 10th
Tomorrow
August 11th
Comments
Cave Junction
Moderate
Good
Moderate

Grants Pass
Good
Moderate
Moderate

Klamath Falls
USG
Moderate
Moderate

Medford
Moderate
Good
Moderate

Provolt
Moderate
Good
USG

Shady Cove
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Eagle Point 19
USG
Moderate
USG

Jacksonville 215
Good
Good
Moderate

Ashland 216
Good
Moderate
Moderate

Tiller 23
Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Stout’s Cr. Fire causing periods of dense smoke in area of Milo, Tiller, and Drew. Use caution when driving in area and on Hwy 227.
Prospect 16
No data
Moderate
USG
Monitoring station to be deployed today (8/10/15)
Disclaimer:  Air quality predictions reflect only fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Sensitive individuals including people with asthma or heart disease, infants, children, pregnant women and older adults should take precautions to avoid exposure to smoke. If you experience health effects from smoke, contact your doctor or health professional.

AQI Category
(PM2.5 µg/m3)
Potential Health Impacts
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good (0-12)
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 – USG (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, 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.
Hazardous (>250)
The entire population is even more likely to be affected by serious health effects.
The following groups should remain indoors and keep activity levels low: People with heart or lung disease; children and older adults. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion
Learn more at:

b) Oregon DEQ Air monitoring http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx

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