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

Tuesday, August 25th Canyon Creek Fire Smoke Forecast

Smoke Synopsis:
Today
Smoke production is expected to decrease with the moderation of weather predicted for today.  Less smoke from southwest Oregon and northwest California.  Similar patterns of smoke today as yesterday, with clearing of smoke in the late afternoon.  Models indicate that Prairie City is once again most likely to experience the heaviest smoke from the Canyon Creek Fire. The monitor at Prairie City was successfully installed, anticipated installation of at Seneca today.  Real-time smoke readings are available at the Oregon Smoke Blog, address listed at the bottom of page.
Tomorrow
Models indicate that Wednesday smoke patterns will be similar to Tuesday. Overnight, smoke is modeled to pool into valley bottoms once again.


Air Quality Outlook:
Site
Tuesday August 25, 2015
AQI
Wednesday August 26, 2015
AQI
Thursday August 27, 2015
AQI
Comments for Today
John Day
Moderate
USG
Moderate
Best air quality expected late afternoon, poorest in the morning.
Mt. Vernon
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Best air quality expected late afternoon, poorest in the morning.
Dayville
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Light smoke
Prairie City
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Best air quality expected in the morning, poorest in the late afternoon.
Seneca
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Light smoke
Disclaimer: these data have been obtained from automated instruments and have not been subjected to a quality assurance review to determine their accuracy. They are presented for public awareness and should not be considered final. Conditions such as power outages and equipment malfunctions can produce invalid data.
AQI Index
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good
None
Moderate
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups - USG
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
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
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
Hazardous
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

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