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 Air Quality Now tab below
and click on DEQ's Air Quality Index 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 1, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- Aug. 1, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Chetco Bar Fire, Rogue River – Siskiyou NF     
Issued for: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Duncan Leao (dleao@fs.fed.us)

Smoke will remain in the vicinity of the Chetco Bar fire, drifting primarily to the southwest with today, but remaining away from communities.  The morning inversion over the fires will break up around 10:00 am.  Air quality in communities around the fires will be good including Cave Junction, Agness, Gold Beach, and Brookings.  Other regional fires in S. Oregon and N. California will add to increased regional haze but impacts locally are expected to be minimal.
Fire activity yesterday was minimal, however no data was reported on fire growth.  Acreage remains slightly above 2,180 acres. Fire activity today and tomorrow is expected to remain about the same or be slightly increased as a result of high temperatures and low relative humidity.  A red flag warning is issued in the area around the fire.

Other: Blanket Creek and adjacent fires will have a separate report today. Brookings smoke monitor is showing intermittent data.  Maintenance will occur on this monitor in the next few days. 
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Notes for today’s forecast
Grants Pass
Good conditions throughout the day
Cave Junction
Good conditions throughout the day
Smoke drift and haze will be visible.  Smoke may settle in Chetco River drainages with  periods under moderate.
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
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.
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.
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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