Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pioneer Fire Air Quality Summary Report for August 13

To View pdf of summary report and other information visit:

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

Air Quality Summary Report  -  Pioneer Fire For: Saturday, August 13, 2016 

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

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  A dry air mass will persist today and into tomorrow bringing lower humidities and warm temperatures.  Winds will be NW early then shifting to West and SW later in the day.  Up canyon winds will become evident in the afternoon with a lifting inversion layer.
Fire Activity:   Today’s fire behavior is expected to be active based on the forecasted weather and drying fuels.  Steep terrain with the combination of upslope/up-canyon winds will create conditions for 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 linger around the region and valley areas until afternoon winds transport it to the South and East. 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 Spike Camp and Payette River corridor.

Air Quality Outlook (Smoke Related)
Sites with air quality monitors  (based on Air Quality Index for each 24-hr day)
Site
Yesterday
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Fairfield
Good
Moderate
Good
Conditions approaching USG late afternoon. 
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.
Garden Valley
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
May see USG as smoke settles in the river valley throughout the morning hours.
Idaho City
Moderate
Moderate
Good
May see USG throughout the morning hours.
Ketchum
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Smoke drift approaching USG late this afternoon/night.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Light haze from fires in the region.
Lowman
Moderate
USG
USG
USG to Unhealthy through morning, some clearing after noon.
Stanley
Moderate
USG
USG
May see Unhealthy as smoke drifts in the afternoon/evening
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Smoke Notes
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
Good
Moderate throughout the morning hours.
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

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