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).


Sunday, August 9, 2015

8/9/2015 Air Quality Report for SW Oregon

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

Smoke Synopsis:
Stouts Creek and Collier Butte fires continue as the leading smoke producers in SW Oregon. Today’s weather conditions facilitate the accumulation of smoke across the fire areas. This is due to light morning winds which transition to West winds with slightly improved wind speed later in the day. Therefore, smoke levels today will be elevated from what was experienced yesterday. Higher smoke levels are also expected on Monday. Southerly wind flows will dominate leading to smoke contributions from California fires.
Prepared by Air Resource Advisors: Gary Curcio (gary.curcio@gmail.com)
 and Janice Peterson (
jlpeterson@fs.fed.us)

Air Quality Outlook:
Location
Yesterday
8/8/2015
Today
8/9/2015
Tomorrow
8/10/2015
Comments
Cave Junction
Good
USG
Unhealthy
With the westerly Marine wind flow, expect periods of dense smoke at times from the Collier Butte Fire.
Grants Pass
Good
Moderate
USG

Klamath Falls
USG
USG
USG

Medford
Moderate
Moderate
USG

Provolt
Good
Moderate
USG

Shady Cove
USG
Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Eagle Point 19
Incomplete data
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Eagle Point in the Unhealthy range today (8/9).
Jacksonville 215
Moderate
Moderate
USG

Ashland 216
Moderate
Moderate
USG

Tiller 23
Moderate
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Because of the proximity of Stout’s Cr. Fire, expect periods of dense smoke.
Prospect 16
No data
Moderate
USG
Monitoring station to be deployed Monday (8/10)
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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