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).


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug. 20 Air Quality Report for Rail Fire -- Weather and Smoke Synopsis

Warm and dry conditions continue today.   Light upslope winds are expected 3-6 mph becoming up-valley in the afternoon.    Transport winds are expected to be out of the North-Northwest.  Surface inversion is predicted to lift in Unity around 10:00 AM.  Mop-up and patrol is in place on the East, North, and West perimeters.  Most of the activity seen yesterday was due to the interior burning.  Preparations continue for operations in the southern end of the fire.  The fire is now 30% contained at 29,880 acres.   Unity conditions in the morning will be Unhealthy  smoke levels improving only to Moderate for the afternoon and evening.  Baker City, Burns, John Day, Vale and Prairie City  will have Good smoke levels today.  Expect smoke settling into the drainages overnight.   
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday Observed Midnight-Midnight  
August 19, 2016
Today Forecast  August 20, 2016
Tomorrow Outlook
August 21, 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
Unhealthy
1:00AM – 9:00AM
Unhealthy
1:00AM – 12:00PM
 Unhealthy
1:00AM – 12:00PM
Expect  Unhealthy smoke levels until 12:00PM; Moderate levels through the afternoon and evening.

Good:
afternoon - evening
Moderate: afternoon-evening
Good:
afternoon - evening
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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