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).


Monday, August 7, 2017

Smoke Forecasts for Blanket Creek and Spruce Lake Fires -- Aug. 7, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest         
Issued for: Monday, August 7, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Carolyn Kelly (ckelly@quinault.org)

Smoke
Blanket Creek Fire – Local communities saw a slight improvement in air quality yesterday; similar conditions are expected today. Smoke continues to linger in areas nearest the fires and ongoing fire activity continues to add smoke to the area affecting regional haze. Greatest impacts remain local with highest concentrations of smoke in Prospect, Crater Lake National Park, and Chiloquin.

Spruce Lake Fire - Tourists at Crater Lake National Park will be able to view and smell smoke. Visitors should check for road closures and other announcements ahead of time.  Visitors can check https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for updates; expect views to be hindered.

Fire
Blanket Creek Fire – A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon to 10pm today due to potential lightning in the area.  Fire activity will persist, although lower rates of spread and flame lengths are expected as cloud cover increases.  West winds will continue to push fire to the east.

Spruce Lake Fire – Expected to lose intensity as the fire moves southeast toward old burn scars and patchy fuel areas. Cloud cover is also expected to impede fire intensity and movement.
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitors
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Shady Cove
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate
Medford
Good
Good
Good
Potential times of moderate, overall good
Ashland
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Potential times of good, overall moderate
Chiloquin
USG
USG
USG
Moderate and unhealthy levels at times, generally USG
Prospect
USG
USG
USG
Periods of moderate and unhealthy, overall USG
Crater Lake NP (visitor center)
Moderate
Moderate
USG
Periods of moderate,  possibly USG, overall moderate
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


Oregon Smoke Blog:
Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
Blanket Creek Fire Information

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