Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(Preliminary Data Warning: Data found on the map shown below is preliminary and is subject to change. Data is in local standard time format - no adjustment for daylight savings time. The map is not able to display the temporary monitors. Check the AIR QUALITY NOW tab below for links for these monitors.

Friday, July 25, 2014

7-25-14 Idaho DEQ Smoke Forecast

DEQ has stopped issuing daily smoke forecasts due to reduced wildfire activity and improved air quality throughout the state. All areas in Idaho, outside the 5 Indian Reservation boundaries, have been in the Good air quality category for the past 2 days. Air quality is forecast to remain in the Good air quality category for at least the next couple of days.

The monitor located in Garden Valley is currently down and not recording air quality.  DEQ is working to fix the monitor.  Please use the visibility guide below to estimate air quality in the Garden Valley area.

To find an air quality forecast for your area, visit the DEQ's Daily Air Quality Reports and Forecasts webpage.
To find real-time air quality for your area, visit the DEQ’s real-time air quality page

To find information on wildfire activity, visit Inciweb

DEQ will start issuing daily smoke forecasts again if wildfire activity increases.

Smoke forecasts are dependent on predicted fire growth and weather.  If conditions change unexpectedly, impacts could occur.  Communities nearby active fires may experience periods of air quality which are Moderate (visibility of 6-10 miles).  When visibility starts to go below 5 miles, sensitive groups should minimize outdoor activities.  Everyone else should minimize prolonged or physical activity outdoors.  Refer to the Smoke and Health Tab on the Idaho Smoke Information Blog for additional health information. 

Your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside.  Even if you smell smoke, the air quality may still be good.  

AQI Category
Visibility (miles)
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Very Unhealthy
Less than 1

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