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).
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Pit 36 Fire - Where was it hazy and smoky today?
Smoldering fuels, with cool, moist conditions and light winds resulted in smoke hanging around much of the area east of Portland today. While the overall air quality was not particularly bad (except for the towns very close to the fire) the combination of smoke and humid air really made for a soupy looking mess. Tomorrow's predicted rain could go a long way towards clearing things up. The fire will continue to smolder and generate smoke in the immediate area, but rain and SW winds should clear much of SE Portland.