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).


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Smoke Forecast for Southwestern Oregon

Air Quality Report for Southwest Oregon                                                               Issued: August 27, 2015


Synopsis:
Fires:  The following fires are contributing to the smoke in Southwestern Oregon.  In California, most of the smoke in the Gasquet Complex is coming from the Bear Fire and the Peak Fire.  Crews will continue strengthening lines and conducting burn out operations on the Bear Fire.  The Peak Fire is burning in the Siskiyou Wilderness. The Collier Butte Fire has moderated this burn period.  Most of the fire activity is in the Collier Creek Drainage.  On the National Creek Complex, mostly backing and creeping spread is occurring, with some single tree torching and short range spotting. Minimal fire behavior is occurring on the Stouts Creek Fire.
Air Quality Today:   One more day of moderate to unhealthy air quality is expected, where Medford, Jacksonville, and Klamath Falls will receive the greatest impacts.  Roseburg and Brookings, however, will have good air quality.
Air Quality Tomorrow:  Improved air quality across the region is expected as cooler temperatures and high relative humidity will cause fire behavior to diminish.   Rain is expected on Saturday morning.

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