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**(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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report-Pioneer Fire, Saturday August 20, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report -  Pioneer Fire    For: Saturday, August 20, 2016 Air Resource Advisor: Tod Johnson (tod_johnson@nps.gov), ARA (T) Karen Dillman (kdillman@fs.fed.us)

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  A cold front moved through the area resulting in cooler temperatures and continued dry conditions. Today, winds will be N-NW 5 mph, with gusts up to 10 mph at ridgetops.  Relative humidity higher today forecasted in the 20’s for the fire area.  Good humidity recovery again tonight which will reduce overnight fire spread and smoke production.
Fire Activity:  Today’s fire growth will continue north of Pioneerville and Highway 17 in Deadwood Canyon.  Steep terrain with the combination of upslope/up-canyon winds will result in uphill runs following inversion break this afternoon.  Otherwise less growth anticipated due to backing fire spread - burning with lower intensity. Burnout operations will continue as conditions permit.
Smoke Summary: Smoke conditions in the forecast communities were much improved yesterday. We anticipate similar conditions today due to fewer acres burned combined with good air mixing. Most smoke impacts will be local to the fire with highest concentrations forecast for Garden Valley, Lowman and Idaho City. Stanley and Ketchum should experience light hazy conditions this afternoon.  Some impacts could be present in areas SE of the fire to Twin Falls. The Treasure Valley should experience light smoke from the Rail fire today.
Air Quality Outlook  (smoke related)
Sites with air quality monitors (based on concentration PM 2.5 ug/m3 24-hr avg.)
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes for today’s forecast
Fairfield
Moderate
Good
Good
Occasional smoke pooling throughout the day.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
  Good conditions today.
Garden Valley
Good
Moderate
Good
 Generally clear conditions throughout the day.
Idaho City
Moderate
Moderate
Good
 Generally clear conditions throughout the day.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Moderate
 Light hazy conditions but generally Good through the day.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today.
Lowman
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate in the morning, trending to USG in the afternoon.
Stanley
Good
Good
Moderate
Good in morning, trending to Moderate in afternoon.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
Good
Generally clear conditions throughout the day.
Garden Valley ICP/Helibase
Moderate
Good
Generally clear conditions throughout the day.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
                                                                                


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