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).


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Smoke Report for Southwest Oregon

Air Quality Report for Southwest Oregon                                                               Issued: August 25, 2015

Prepared by Rick Graw and Mike Broughton

Synopsis:
Fires:  The Collier Butte Fire, located 17 miles E of Gold Beach, OR grew 400 acres yesterday in timber and brush.  Burn out operations will continue today to secure lines.   The Stouts Creek fire, located 16 miles E of Canyonville, OR had no growth yesterday and is 86% contained.  The National Creek Complex, located 10 miles SW of Diamond Lake, consists of two fires, neither of which experienced any growth yesterday.  The smaller of the two fires (National, 120 acres) is 60% contained, and the larger (Crescent 10,713 acres) is 0% contained.

Air Quality Today: Air quality will remain mostly moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups today as smoke from the fires in northern California will be blowing into southwest Oregon.

Air Quality Tomorrow: Southwest winds will continue to blow the smoke from the fires in northern California into the region.

Location
Yesterday 8/25/2015
Today 8/26/2015
Tomorrow 8/27/2015
Comments
Roseburg
Moderate
Good
Moderate

Cave Junction
Moderate
USG
USG

Grants Pass
Moderate
Moderate
USG

Klamath Falls
USG
Moderate
Moderate

Medford
USG
USG
USG

Provolt
Moderate
USG
USG

Shady Cove
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Eagle Point
No Data
Moderate
USG

Jacksonville
No Data
USG
USG

Ashland
USG
USG
USG

Prospect
No Data
Moderate
Moderate

Agness
No Data
USG
USG

Gold Beach
No Data
Moderate
Good

Brookings
No Data
Moderate
Moderate

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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