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 4, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Whitewater Fire -- Aug. 4, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Whitewater Fire, Willamette NF                        
Issued for: Friday, August 4, 2017 

Air Resource Advisor: Duncan Leao (dleao@fs.fed.us)

Smoke:
Widespread lingering smoke will be visible in the vicinity of the Whitewater fire and surrounding areas.  The morning inversion will begin to lift around noon and smoke from the fire is expected to drift to the east in the afternoon causing a slight improvement in air quality for Detroit area and the Willamette Valley during the day.  With the change in wind direction, smoke may impact more communities east of the Cascades such as Redmond, Prineville, Madras and Sisters.  Expect downslope/down canyon settling of smoke around Detroit and Breitenbush during the evening.  Other regional fires throughout Oregon will add to increased regional haze and poor air quality.
Fire:
The fire grew approximately 220 acres yesterday for a total of 4,800 acres.  Fire activity today and tomorrow is expected to increase slightly with the alignment of west winds and upslope/upcanyon winds as well as low relative humitidy.
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Springfield City Hall
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Eugene Amazon Park
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Albany Calapooia School
USG
USG
Moderate
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Salem State Hospital
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Oakridge
USG
USG
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Sweet Home
USG
USG
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Lyons
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG
Slight improvement in air quality due to west winds
Mill City
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
May receive down canyon smoke drift in evening hours
Detroit
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
May receive down canyon smoke drift in evening hours
Sisters
USG
USG
USG
Increased impacts winds pushing smoke into area
Bend
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Expected to remain moderate
Prineville
Moderate
USG
USG
Increased impacts winds pushing smoke into area
Madras
Moderate
USG
USG
Increased impacts winds pushing smoke into area
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
Info on wildfire smoke and your health


Oregon Smoke Blog:
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
Whitewater Fire Information




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