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, July 27, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- July 27, 2017

Smoke Forecast Outlook -  Chetco Bar Fire             
Issued for: Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Paul Schlobohm (pschlobo@blm.gov)     


Synopsis

Smoke: Smoke will remain in the vicinity of the fire again today, drifting west in the morning and east in the afternoon, but remaining in the high country.  The morning inversion over the fire will break up around 9:00 am.  Air quality will be good in Grants Pass, Cave Junction and the Illinois Valley, Agness, Gold Beach, and Brookings.  Light smoke may be present briefly in Brookings Friday morning as it drifts overnight farther down the Chetco drainage than it has the past couple of days.

Fire: Chetco Bar Fire activity continues to be minimal, growing 155 acres yesterday, mostly on the east side, to 1995 acres.  Fire activity today and tomorrow is also expected to be light. 

Other: The Outlook in Brookings is based on visual observation and persistance.  See the QR code below for more information.  Monitoring data will instead be collected for verification starting today.
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Cave Junction
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Grants Pass
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day





Sites without a monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Brookings
No data
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
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
Info on how to use Visibility to estimate health impacts from wildfire smoke

   *Sensitive Groups include people with heart or lung disease, children, pregnant women and older adults
Info on wildfire smoke and your health


Oregon Smoke Blog:
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
Chetco Bar Fire Information


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