Idaho Smoke Map

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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 15, 2016


Air Quality Summary Report  -  Pioneer Fire For: Monday, August 15, 2016 

Air Resource Advisors: Tod Johnson (tod_johnson@nps.gov) & Duncan Leao (dleao@fs.fed.us)

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  Temperatures and humidity will be similar to yesterday.  A strong surface inversion will break after 1400 today and atmospheric conditions will become more unstable with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Additionally, winds will be upslope/up-canyon switching to N-NW along ridge tops at 8-12 mph in the afternoon.
Fire Activity:   Today’s fire behavior should remain relatively inactive due to the strong inversion through early afternoon.  Steep terrain with the combination of upslope/up-canyon winds will create conditions for group torching and spotting leading to increased spread following inversion break.
Smoke Summary: Smoke from the Pioneer and adjacent fires is likely to linger around the region and valley areas until afternoon winds transport it out of the area. The potential for increased fire activity may lead to higher amounts of smoke persisting for the next few days, heaviest in the vicinity of Lowman, Garden Valley, and Stanley.
Sites with air quality monitors  (based on Air Quality Index for each 24-hr day)
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Conditions approaching Moderate late morning. 
Garden City
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Light haze from fires in the region. Moderate to in a.m.
Garden Valley
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
May see USG as smoke settles in the river valley throughout the morning hours into early afternoon.
Idaho City
Moderate
Good
Moderate
May see USG throughout the morning hours.
Ketchum
Moderate
Good
Moderate
Light haze from fires in the region.
Meridian
Moderate
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.  Moderate in morning.
Nampa
Moderate
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.  Moderate in morning.
Lowman
Moderate
USG
USG
USG to Unhealthy through morning, some clearing after noon.
Stanley
Moderate
Moderate
Good
May see Moderate as smoke drifts in the afternoon/evening
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
USG
Moderate throughout the morning hours.
Garden Valley ICP/Helibase
USG
USG
Unhealthy early morning as smoke stagnates in valley.
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/
Real time monitoring data – circles and triangles correspond to color-coded Air Quality Index: http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?date=LATEST&productType=plotTable

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