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, August 26, 2015

Air Quality Report for Southwest Oregon - Wednesday August 26, 2015

Air Quality Report for Southwest Oregon                                                               Issued: August 26, 2015


Synopsis:
Fires:  The fires in northern California remain active and producing lots of smoke.  The northern most fires are the Gasquet Complex and Nickowitz Fire.  In Oregon, the National Creek Complex is 10,833 acres and 10 percent contained. The Collier Butte Fire is 9,600 acres and 40 percent contained.  The Stouts Creek Fire is 26,500 acres and 86 percent contained.
Air Quality Today:   Air quality remains moderate to unhealthy across much of southwestern Oregon, with Brookings being the only location with clean air.   Diurnal flows are trapping smoke in valleys with only moderate clearing overnight.  Afternoon transport flows will shift from the southwest to the west bringing smoke northeast and to the east.
Air Quality Tomorrow:  Afternoon transport winds from the southwest are expected, bringing good air quality to Gold Beach and Brookings, but moderate to very unhealthy air quality across the rest of southwestern Oregon.

Air Quality Outlook:

Location
Yesterday 8/26/2015
Today 8/27/2015
Tomorrow 8/28/2015
Worst Time of Day
Roseburg
Good
Moderate
Moderate
12 pm until 6 pm
Cave Junction
Moderate
USG
Moderate
9 am until 6 pm
Grants Pass
Moderate
USG
USG
10 am until 6 pm
Klamath Falls
USG
USG
Unhealthy
8 pm until 8 am
Medford
USG
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
3 pm until 12 am
Provolt
Moderate
USG
Unhealthy
12 pm until 8 pm
Shady Cove
Good
USG
USG
8 pm until 12 am
Eagle Point
No Data
USG
USG
6 pm until 12 am
Jacksonville
No Data
Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
6 pm until 12 am
Ashland
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
6 pm until 10 pm
Prospect
No Data
Moderate
Moderate
7 pm until 10 pm
Agness
No Data
USG
USG
6 am until 12 pm
Gold Beach
No Data
Moderate
Good
3 am until 9 am
Brookings
No Data
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

2 comments:

  1. Much appreciate the continued Air Quality Reporting for SW Oregon! Hope that rain comes in in Friday night and Saturday!!!

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  2. Yes we are hoping for daysbof glorious rain.

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