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 Forecasts for Blanket Creek and Spruce Lake Fires -- Aug. 4, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest         
Issued for: Friday, August 4, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Carolyn Kelly (ckelly@quinault.org)


Smoke
Blanket Creek Fire - An increase in fire activity added more smoke to the area which continues to affect regional haze.  The greatest impacts will remain mostly loca with higher levels for Prospect and Crater Lake National Park.  Air quality in other communities around the fires can expect to see ‘moderate’ smoke levels; and potentially periods of ‘Unhealthy For Sensitivie Groups’ depending on fire activity. Winds are expected to come from the west Friday through Saturday night pushing smoke to the east.

Spruce Lake Fire - Tourists at Crater Lake National Park will be able to view and smell smoke in the park. Smoke from area fires may also hinder visibility. Smoke concentrations will increase with elevation in the park.

Fire
Blanket Creek Fire – While atmospheric instability has subsided, conditions remain hot and dry.  The fire is roughly 3,000 acres and fire activity is expected to persist.  These conditions may lead to increased smoke impacts locally.

Spruce Lake Fire – Increased fire activity yesterday brought the Spruce Lake Fire to roughly 3,600 acres. Fire movement has primarily been running south and spotting to the east. The fire is expected to lose intensity as the fire moves southeast.

Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitors
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Shady Cove
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate levels through the day, potential times of USG
Medford
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate levels through the day, potential times of USG
Ashland
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate levels through the day, potential times of USG
Grants Pass
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate levels through the day, potential times of USG
Prospect
USG
USG
Moderate
Moderate and USG levels through the day
Crater Lake NP (visitor center)
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Moderate levels at times, USG and Unhealthy levels can be expected
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
Blanket Creek Fire Information



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