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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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Monday, August 29, 2016 

Air Resource Advisor: Mark Fitch (mark_fitch@nps.gov), ARA (T) Eric Dobbs (eric.dobbs@freshfromflorida.com)

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  Temps: 78 – 82 high elevation to upper 80’s to low 90’s in the valleys. RH: 11 -15% higher elevations and 9-14% lower valleys. Winds: Up-canyon 5 – 8 mph gusts to 12 after 1300.  Ridges: West-Southwest 12-14 mph gusts to 20.  Inversion will break between noon and 1 pm.   As a low approaches from the northwest, transport wind speeds will increase this afternoon.  Expect southwesterly transport winds this morning that will back towards a south-southwesterly direction this afternoon.
Fire Activity:  Moderate to active fire behavior expected today north of highway 17 in the Clear Creek and Deadwood drainages and Deadwood Ridge where winds and slope align. Grass and shrub fuels will be active for uphill runs in valley locations.  Wind/slope alignment will result moderate to high spread rates.  With warmer and drier conditions, unburned pockets of vegetation within the Pioneer perimeter will become more active.  Fire will be more active around the Big Spruce Creek area.  Active fire behavior will continue through tomorrow.
Smoke Summary:  Smoke will concentrate in the low valleys this morning but will scour out in the afternoon when SW to SSW winds align with north/south valleys. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to Lowman, Stanley and Garden Valley.  Elevated smoke plume may be in Salmon, ID due to strengthening SW flow and increased fire activity.
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 (8/29/16)
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear throughout the day.  Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear throughout the day.   Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
USG
Moderate
Moderate
Conditions improve after inversion break around 1 pm.
Idaho City
Good
Good
Good
Good throughout the day.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear throughout the day.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear throughout the day.   Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear throughout the day.   Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Lowman
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Hazy for much of the day.  Some clearing in the early afternoon.
Stanley
USG
USG
Moderate
Morning smoke will dissipate with lifting of inversion.  Can expect high levels of smoke in the early evening hours.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Conditions improving, but smoke haze will be visible
Centerville
Good
Good
Early morning smoke impacts.  Clearing in early afternoon.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Other Websites with Smoke Related Information
For areas without a monitor use the Visibility method to help protect your health from Smoke: https://nmtracking.org

Information about Wildfire Smoke and Your Health: http://www.cdc.gov/features/wildfires/

                                        
Idaho Smoke Blog: https://idsmoke.blogspot.com

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