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).
Thursday, August 13, 2015
August 13: Klamath County Wildfire Update and Forecast
KLAMATH COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION WILFIRE SEASON DAILY UPDATE/FORECAST FOR AIR QUALITY
The Air Quality outlook for 8:00 a.m. Thursday August 13 until 8:00 a.m. Friday August 14 is forecasted to be “Good to Moderate,” meaning good air quality. However, some people may be unusually sensitive to particle pollution and may need to take precautions if the air quality reaches Moderate levels. After 8:00 p.m. today moderate levels of smoke are forecasted to come into Klamath County from several Northern California Fires, an unnamed fire northwest of Crater Lake and the “Stout Creek” fire 16 miles east of Canyonville, Oregon. Our forecasted mixing heights after 7:00 pm are expected to drop down to low levels. This may result in an inversion, and bring our Air Quality to Moderate levels of pollution in the evening and through early morning hours.
Weather conditions and smoke levels can vary dramatically during wildfires, not only from one day to the next but on an hourly basis. Smoke may also impact one portion of a community but not another.