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).


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- July 29, 2017


Smoke Outlook:  Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest          
Issued for: Saturday, July 29, 2017 

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

 

Synopsis

Smoke: Smoke will remain in the vicinity of the Chetco Bar fire again today, drifting to the southwest in the morning and  then to the east in the afternoon, but remaining away from communities.  The morning inversion over the fire will break up around 10:00 am.  Air quality in communities around the fire will be good including Cave Junction, Agness, Gold Beach, and Brookings. 
 
Smoke from adjacent fires such as Blanket Creek fire and the Orleans Complex in Northern California will be visible but overall expected to be good with periods of the day in moderate conditions.
 
Fire: Chetco Bar fire activity continues to be minimal, growing approximately 90 acres yesterday to 2,180 acres.  Fire activity today and tomorrow is expected to increase as a result of continued warmer and drier weather patterns.  This may lead to increased smoke output around the fire vicinity.
 
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Shady Cove
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Medford
Good
 
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Ashland
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Grants Pass
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Cave Junction
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Brookings
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
Agness
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions throughout the day
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

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