Issued: Friday, September 8, 2017
Forecaster: R. Graw, USDA Forest Service
The smoke forecast is as follows. The northern and central coast and the Willamette Valley are expected to continue to have good air quality on Saturday. The exception to this may be Eugene where night time drainage flows will continue to transport smoke down the McKenzie River overnight. Area in the eastern portion of the Columbia River Gorge such as Hood River, the Dalles, and possibly as far east as Pendleton will experience degraded air quality due to the Eagle Creek Fire. Southwest Oregon will continue to experience will likely continue to remain smokey. Central Oregon communities along the eastern foothills of the Cascades will also experience smokey conditions Eastern Oregon including Baker City, Enterprise, LaGrande, and even John Day, should see improved conditions.