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.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pioneer Fire Air Quality Summary Report for August 5, 2016

Fire, Weather and Smoke Synopsis
Weather:  Slightly cooler temps with higher relative humidity today as a result of moist air masses from the South.  Transport winds will be from the South with a slight chance of late afternoon thunderstorms.
Fire Activity:  Fire activity will respond more to terrain driven winds with expected light daytime upslope and upvalley winds.  Chance of thunderstorms may increase fire spread as a result of gusty outflow winds.   
Smoke Summary: With exception of upper South Fork Payette River valley and Stanley basin light upvalley winds may gradually move smoke out of some affected areas after noon.  Areas and highways closest to the fire will see greater smoke impacts early morning and late this evening and into tomorrow morning as smoke settles into river valleys.  Adjacent fires in the region may also add to hazy conditions in Snake River Valley.
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
Moderate
Good
Good

Garden City
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Smoke may be heaviest late today into the night
Garden Valley
19
Good
Good
Moderate conditions overnight and into early Saturday
Idaho City
76
Moderate
Moderate
Periods of USG Fri. and Sat. mornings lifting with inversion
Ketchum
54
Moderate
Moderate
Lingering smoke in morning lifting with inversion
Meridian
27
Good
Good
Periods of Moderate during late evening to early morning
Nampa
43
Good
Good
Periods of Moderate during late evening to early morning
Lowman
USG
Unhealthy
USG
Higher concentrations approaching Hazardous tonight
Stanley
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Unhealthy Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. 
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
When smoke may be worse
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Moderate
Moderate
USG early this morning and again late this evening into Sat. am
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Levels of Health Concern

ACTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Good
None
Moderate
Highly smoke sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups  (USG)
People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else may find relief by limiting prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy
People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Very Unhealthy
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion.  Sensitive Groups* should remain indoors.
Hazardous
People within Sensitive Groups* should remain indoors and keep activity levels low.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

* Sensitive Groups include people with heart or lung disease, children, pregnant women and older adults

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