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, August 5, 2017

Smoke Forecast for Chetco Bar Fire -- Aug. 5, 2017


Smoke Outlook:  Chetco Bar Fire, Rogue River – Siskiyou NF     
Issued for: Saturday, August 5, 2017 

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

Smoke:
The low pressure system around southern Oregon area will bring cooler temperatures along with a more unstable atmosphere which may improve dispersal of smoke.  Smoke from the fire is expected to drift to the southwest in the morning then push to the east or northeast in the afternoon.  The air quality index in communities around the fire is expected to be good overall today and tomorrow.  Smoke drift could impact Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Selma, and Provolt but air quality is expected to be good overall.
Fire:
Fire activity yesterday was moderated by favorable weather conditions.  Fire mapping information has not been updated and fire size remains approximately 4,228 acres. Fire activity and growth today and tomorrow is expected to be minimal based on forecasted weather.  Fire behavior will increase as the fire becomes active moves along steep slopes and higher fuel loading concentrations.
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitor
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Grants Pass
Moderate
Good
Good
May experience moderate for short periods
Cave Junction
Moderate
Good
Good
May experience moderate for short periods
Provolt Seed Orchard
Moderate
Good
Good
May experience moderate for short periods
Brookings
Good
Good
Good
Agness
Moderate
Good
Good
May experience moderate late in the evening hours
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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