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).


Friday, August 28, 2015

Air Quality Forecast for Southwest Oregon

Air Quality Report for Southwest Oregon                                                               Issued: August 28, 2015


Fires:  Another day of moderate fire activity is expected before cooler, wet weather moves in and tempers fire activity.  Precipitation is expected to arrive shortly after midnight tonight.
Air Quality Today:   Smoke from these fires will continue to affect air quality today.  Air quality will remain good at the coast   
Air Quality Tomorrow:  Air quality is expected to improve greatly over the weekend as moisture moves into the area, tempering fire activity.

Air Quality Outlook:
Location
Yesterday 8/27/2015
Today 8/28/2015
Tomorrow 8/29/2015
Sunday
8/30/2015
Roseburg
Good
Good
Good
Good
Cave Junction
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Good
Grants Pass
Good
Moderate
Good
Good
Klamath Falls
Unhealthy
USG
Moderate
Good
Medford
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Good
Provolt
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Good
Shady Cove
Good
Good
Good
Good
Eagle Point
No Data
Moderate
Good
Good
Jacksonville
No Data
Moderate
Good
Good
Ashland
USG
Moderate
Good
Good
Prospect
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Agness
No Data
Moderate
Good
Good
Gold Beach
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Brookings
No Data
Good
Good
Good
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:      a) Oregon Smoke Blog http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
                                    b) AirNow http://airnow.gov and http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires
                                    c) Oregon DEQ Air monitoring http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx

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