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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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pioneer Fire Air Quality Summary for August 9


To access a PDF of this report go to the following: 

http://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/deployments/pioneer-fire/

Air Quality Summary Report  -  Pioneer Fire             For: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 

Air Resource Advisors: Andrea Holland (andreahollandsears@gmail.com ) & Duncan Leao (dleao@fs.fed.us)


FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  Much of the same weather as yesterday with no major systems forecasted in the next couple days. Humidity is higher today; temperatures cooler. Winds are expected to be light from the SW around 6-12 mph in the afternoon primarily along ridgetops and upper slopes. 
Fire Activity:  Fire activity and growth will respond to the continued drying of fuels. Burnout operations will occur on the western edge of the line today.  Active terrain dominated fire behavior will persist with upslope runs and group torching along with spotting distances up to ¾ mile expected.
Smoke Summary: Smoke impacts today may be less than in recent days due to smaller fire growth from yesterday.  Smoke from yesterday’s fire will linger around Payette River Valley this morning until smoke inversion lifts in the afternoon.  Pioneer and other fires in the area may impact areas around Stanley later in the afternoon.  Other areas may see better air quality however a light haze will linger around the region.

Air Quality Outlook (Smoke Related)
Sites with air quality monitors  (based on Air Quality Index for each 24-hr day)
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
When smoke may be worse
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Air quality looks good throughout the day
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Light hazy conditions throughout most of today and tomorrow
Garden Valley
23
Good
Good
Smoke may approach Moderate conditions late evening through tomorrow morning
Idaho City
29
Good
Good
Light hazy conditions possible late evening
Ketchum
11
Good
Good
Light hazy conditions possible late evening
Meridian
14
Good
Good
Light hazy conditions for periods of today and tomorrow
Nampa
25
Good
Good
Light hazy conditions for periods of today and tomorrow
Lowman
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Afternoon may approach Unhealthy conditions
Stanley
USG
USG
Moderate
Smoke heaviest this morning approaching Unhealthy, hazy  most of afternoon. Smoke returning late tonight
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
When smoke may be worse
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Approaching moderate this morning and tomorrow morning, clearing by mid-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/

Real time monitoring data – circles and triangles correspond to color-coded Air Quality Index: http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?date=LATEST&productType=plotTable

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

















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