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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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report-Pioneer Fire-Wednesday August 24, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire      For: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 

Air Resource Advisor: Tod Johnson (tod_johnson@nps.gov), ARA (T) Karen Dillman (kdillman@fs.fed.us)

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  Cool temperatures continue today, temperatures in the high 60’s on the ridges, near 80 degrees in the valleys. Relative humidity 20 to 25 percent in most areas of fire. Winds will be light, mostly terrain driven, on the ridges  NW 5 to 7 mph. Inversion break expected around noon to 1 pm. Slight chance of rain on the eastern edge of the fire.
Fire Activity: Expect active fire north of Pioneerville and Highway 17 in Deadwood Canyon. Burnout operations will continue as necessary northeast of Pioneerville. Fire behavior moderating in comparison to yesterday in the Deadwood Canyon area.
Smoke Summary: NW and W winds moved smoke out of the eastern valleys and surrounding communities of the forecast area yesterday. Communities on the western edge of the forecast area experienced greater impacts with smoke pooling in the drainages.  Smoke conditions will be similar today with NW winds and a stable lower atmosphere. Cooler temperatures will drive smoke into canyons and pooling will continue into the evenings. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to Lowman.  Surrounding fires in the region will contribute smoke to communities in the forecasted area.
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
Comments for Today
Centerville
data
Moderate
USG
Improving conditions during the afternoon
Fairfield
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Some smoke pooling in the evening hours
Garden City
Good
Good
Moderate
 Periods of hazy skies
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Moderate
Moderate
USG
Conditions improve after inversion break
Idaho City
Moderate
Moderate
USG
Improving conditions during the afternoon
Ketchum
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Some smoke pooling in the evening hours
Meridian
Good
Good
Moderate
 Periods of hazy skies
Nampa
Good
Good
Moderate
 Periods of hazy skies
Lowman
data
USG
USG
No significant improvements throughout the day
Stanley
USG
Good
Good
Some smoke pooling in the evening hours
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
USG
USG
Smoke pooling in the drainage bottom today
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

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