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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.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pioneer Fire Air Quality Summary Report for August 12 - Note Updated Conditions for Garden Valley and Idaho City

UPDATES/CHANGES to Below Forecast:  Idaho City and Garden Valley are currently experiencing USG and Unhealthy Conditions as noted by monitoring data as of 1245 today.

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  There will be continued warming and drying trends through today and into the weekend.  Winds will be coming from the northwest ranging from 8-12 mph on the ridges with gusts to 18 mph.  Up canyon winds will become evident in the afternoon with a lifting inversion layer.
Fire Activity:   Today’s fire activity will be similar as yesterdays with terrain and increasing winds as main factors today.   Fire behavior may include group torching and spotting leading to increased spread.  Burn out operations may take place to improve suppression efforts.
Smoke Summary: Smoke from the Pioneer and adjacent fires is likely to drift into areas around Fairfield, Ketchum, Treasure Valley, and possibly Stanley late this afternoon and through tomorrow as a result of NW winds. The potential for increased fire activity may lead to additional smoke settling into nearby river valleys.  Winds will not be strong enough to carry significant smoke away from nearby communities (Lowman and Garden Valley) until early afternoon. 


Sites with air quality monitors  (based on Air Quality Index for each 24-hr day)
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Fairfield
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Conditions approaching USG late tonight. 
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region
Garden Valley
60
Moderate
Moderate
May see USG as smoke settles in the river valley late in the afternoon and into the evening.
Idaho City
18
Good
Good
May see Moderate later this morning then again in evening. 
Ketchum
25
Good
Good
Smoke drift approaching Moderate late this afternoon/night
Meridian
15
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.
Nampa
66
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region
Lowman
Unknown
USG
USG
Unhealthy through the morning, some clearing after noon.
Stanley
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
May see USG as smoke drifts in early evening
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Moderate later this evening and early tomorrow morning
Garden Valley ICP/Helibase
Moderate
Moderate
USG early morning as smoke stagnates in valley.  Possible USG again into the evening as smoke settles down canyon.
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

1 comment:

  1. Kuna area being hit hard by smoke that is is coming in from the south west. Visibility is going down.

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