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).


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Smoke Outlook for Klamathon Fire



Fire Activity:  Fire continues to make short range runs when wind and slopes align, with occasional isolated group tree torching.  Areas of grassy fuels are consuming quickly, and responding to suppression efforts.  Fire resources are continuing to make progress along the perimeter, utilizing roads and grassy fuel areas when possible.

Smoke:  South and southwest winds are pushing the smoke from the fire to the North and Northwest at this time.  The smoke is very visible from major highways, and will likely reduce visibility and travel speeds on all roadways in the area near the fire.  Expect small particles of ash and falling debris to accumulate on windshields and filters as far away as Ashland and Altamont.  Night time cooling will cause the smoke to settle into the valleys and tight drainages, with minimal improvement in conditions expected through most of Sunday. Regional haze is expected to settle into the area as multiple fires are now contributing to the airshed.

Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitors
Site
Today
07/07
Sun
07/08
Mon
07/09
Notes for TODAY’s forecast
Grants Pass
Good
Good
Good
Visible smoke will begin to move in late PM
Ashland
Good
USG
USG
Visible smoke will begin to move in late PM
Medford
Good
USG
USG
Potential for mod.smoke to settle into the area overnight
Klamath Falls
Good
USG
USG
Late PM & early morning pooling into the valley
Yreka
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Increase in concentration late PM, minimal relief
Redding
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Limited relief overnight, regional haze tomorrow
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


















2 comments:

  1. Is Crater Lake being impacted by the smoke or fire

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    1. Hi, I'm not aware of any impacts to Crater Lake. But the park has an amazing website. You can view it's web cams and check for any alerts before you go. Alerts are at https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/conditions.htm and webcams are here https://www.nps.gov/crla/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm. We also have links to webcams across the state in the webcams section above.

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