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).


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Smoke Forecast: Blanket Creek and Spruce Lake fires: August 10, 2017

Smoke Outlook:  Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest         Issued for: Thursday, August 10, 2017 
Air Resource Advisor: Carolyn Kelly (ckelly@quinault.org)

Smoke
Blanket Creek Fire – Smoke has settled and continues to linger in areas nearest to the fires.  Greatest impacts remain local with the highest concentrations of smoke in Prospect and Shady Cove.  An Air Quality Alert is in effect until further notice for areas in northeast Jackson County, southeast Douglas County, and western Klamath County.  Wildfires in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy levels at times.
 
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.
 
Fire
Blanket Creek Fire – A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon to 10pm today due to abundant lightning in the area.  Fire activity will persist in spite of recent rain due to dry fuels.  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.
 
Air Quality Outlook
Sites with air quality monitors
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Notes for today’s forecast
Shady Cove
USG
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of moderate, overall moderate
Medford
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate
Ashland
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate
Chiloquin
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate
Prospect
USG
USG
USG
Periods of moderate and unhealthy, overall USG
Crater Lake NP (visitor center)
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of good,  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

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