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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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report REVISED-Pioneer Fire Sunday August 21, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report -  Pioneer Fire    For: Sunday, August 21, 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 is moving through the area resulting in cooler temperatures and continued dry conditions. Today, winds will be S-SW  3-5 mph, with gusts up to 12 mph at ridgetops.  Relative humidity higher today forecast 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 may result in uphill runs following inversion break this afternoon, as the fire comes into alignment with slope and gusty winds. Otherwise, similar growth to yesterday anticipated due to backing fire spread - burning with lower intensity. Burnout operations will continue as conditions permit in divisions A and B Northeast of Pioneerville.
Smoke Summary: Smoke conditions in the forecast communities were much improved yesterday. With the passing cold front and wind shift, most smoke impacts will be local although lofting and wind driven smoke will impact Stanley and valley communities to the east of Stanley. Locally, Garden Valley High School/ICP, Lowman, Centerville and Idaho City will experience higher concentrations when compared to Saturday. The Boise communities will see greater smoke impacts 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
Centerville
Good
USG
Moderate
USG morning and improving in the afternoon.
Fairfield
Moderate
Good
Good
  Good conditions today
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
 Hazy conditions in the afternoon.
Garden Valley High School & ICP/Helibase
Moderate
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
 Gradual improvement this afternoon.
Idaho City
Good
USG
Moderate
Gradual improvement this afternoon.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Moderate
Good today with pooling smoke in the evening.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Hazy conditions in the afternoon.
Nampa
Moderate
Good
Good
Hazy conditions in the afternoon.
Lowman
Moderate
Unhealthy
Unhaelthy
Improving to moderate in the late afternoon.
Stanley
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate this morning becoming USG in the late afternoon
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate in the morning and improving afternoon.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups that include people with heart or lung disease, older adults, pregnant women, or children.
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