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, July 28, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- July 28, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest           
Issued for: Friday, July 28, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Paul Schlobohm (pschlobo@blm.gov)

Smoke: Smoke will remain in the vicinity of the Chetco Bar 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 in communities around the fire will be good including Cave Junction, Agness, Gold Beach, and Brookings. 

Smoke from the Blanket Creek fire will be localized in the morning, then drift east across Crater Lake National Park into the Upper Klamath Basin in the afternoon and evening. 

Smoke from the Orleans Complex in Northern California may be visible today from Cave Junction, Medford, or Brookings.

Fire: Chetco Bar fire activity continues to be minimal, growing 98 acres yesterday to 2091 acres.  Fire activity today and tomorrow is also expected to be light. 

The Blanket Creek fire is 181 acres in size.  The fire is expected to be active today.
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Shady Cove
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Medford
Good

Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Ashland
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Grants Pass
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Provolt
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Cave Junction
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Brookings
Good
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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