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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.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report-Pioneer Fire Thursday August 25, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Thursday, August 25, 2016 
Air Resource Advisor: Tod Johnson (tod_johnson@nps.gov), ARA (T) Karen Dillman (kdillman@fs.fed.us)

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  Cold front will continue to move into the forecast area today, bringing the chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Better chance of rain in the east side of the fire. Temperatures in the low 60’s to 70 on the ridges, and 80 degrees in the valleys. Relative humidity mid 20’s on the ridgetops, and 15 percent in the valleys. Winds from the SE in the morning, switching to N NW in the afternoon. Up Canyon winds 3 to 5mph, gusting to 10 mph in the afternoon. Ridges will be N NW winds 4 to 7 with gusts to 10 mph or higher in exposed locations. Inversion break expected between around 1 pm.
Fire Activity: Some active fire northeast of Pioneerville and north of highway 17 in Deadwood Canyon. NW winds could provide spotting conditions in the O’Keefe creek drainage.
Smoke Summary: SE winds in the morning will switch mid-day to W NW.  Smoke concentrations will be heavier in the morning in the low valleys but scouring out in the afternoon when valley alignment and NW winds prevail. Smoke conditions will be similar to yesterday. Cooler temperatures and more stable atmosphere will allow smoke to pool into drainages. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to Lowman.   We will continue to experience smoke impacts from fires burning to the east, north and west of our forecast 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 (8/25/16)
Centerville
data
Moderate
Moderate
Improving conditions during the afternoon
Fairfield
Moderate
Good
Moderate
Expect hazy conditions throughout the day
Garden City
Good
Good
Moderate
Expect hazy conditions throughout the day
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Moderate
Moderate
USG
Conditions much improved after inversion break
Idaho City
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Improving conditions during the afternoon
Ketchum
Moderate
Good
Moderate
Expect hazy conditions throughout the day
Meridian
Good
Good
Moderate
Expect hazy conditions throughout the day
Nampa
Good
Good
Moderate
Expect hazy conditions throughout the day
Lowman
Moderate
USG
USG
No significant improvements throughout the day
Stanley
Good
Good
Moderate
Some afternoon impacts from fires burning NE of town
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
Moderate
Conditions improve after inversion break
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

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