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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7/24/14 Idaho DEQ Smoke Forecast



Updated 1400 MDT Thursday, July 24, 2014

Valid through noon MDT Friday, July 25, 2014 

 Smoke Outlook:

 All of Idaho is forecasted to remain in the Good levels of air quality.  Yesterday, only the Treasure Valley experienced Moderate levels of air quality with an AQI of 51.  Light smoke impacts are forecasted for today and tomorrow morning for Southern Idaho.  Most fires impacting Idaho are experiencing minimal fire behavior.  The only exception to this is the fire SW of Idaho City.  We are still seeing Good air quality in the Idaho City area.  

 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.

 View DEQ near-real time monitoring at:  http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

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)
Good
11+
Moderate
6-10
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
3-5
Unhealthy
  -2¾
Very Unhealthy
1-1¼ 
Hazardous
Less than 1

 

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