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).


Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug. 19 Air Quality Report for Rail Fire -- Weather and Smoke Synopsis

Conditions remain warm and very dry today.   Winds today will be 11-17 mph with gusts to 30 mph from the NNW.  Transport winds are expected to be out of the north.  Surface inversion is predicted to lift in Unity around 12:00 PM.  Crews today will patrol and mop-up the north and east perimeter of the fire.  Overnight, fire crews completed blacklining the west perimeter. Most of the activity seen yesterday was due to the interior burning.  Today crews will continue to secure the western perimeter and clear snags to prepare for options in the southern perimeter. The fire is now 25% contained at 29,097 acres.   Unity conditions in the morning will vary from Unhealthy  to Very Unhealthy smoke levels becoming Good by 11:00AM.  Baker City, Burns, John Day, Vale and Prairie City  will have Good smoke levels today.  Expect smoke settling into the drainages overnight.  Smoke conditions tomorrow in Unity will be more elevated from mid-day through evening as the light west winds will not be enough to move smoke out of the area. 
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday Observed Midnight-Midnight   
August 18, 2016
Today Forecast  August 19, 2016
Tomorrow Outlook
August 20, 2016
Worse Time of Day Impacts

John Day
Good
Good
Good
Expect Good smoke levels today with hazy skies overnight.
Baker City
Good
Good
Good
Expect Good smoke levels today with hazy skies overnight.
Burns
Good
Good
Good
Expect Good smoke levels today with hazy skies overnight..
Unity
Very Unhealthy
1:00AM – 11:00AM
Unhealthy
2:00AM – 12:00PM
 Very Unheathly
2:00AM – 11:00AM
Conditions in the morning will vary from Unhealthy  to Very Unhealthy smoke levels becoming a Good level by 11:00AM today.  Tomorrow afternoon and evening conditions will remain elevated at the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level.

Good: day-night
Good: day-night
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups: day-night
Prairie City
Good
Good
Good
Expect Good smoke levels today with hazy skies overnight.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Worse Time of Day Impacts
Vale
Good
Good
Expect Good smoke levels today with hazy skies overnight.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity. AQI estimates for sites do not represent a full 24-hour time period.  Instead they reflect a period of time within the day where smoke impacts would be greatest.
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
*  Sensitive Groups include people with heart or lung disease, children, pregnant women and older adults




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