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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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report for Thursday, September 15th, 2016


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Thursday, September 15, 2016 

ARA: John Washington (jwashington@fs.fed.us)                    ARA (T): Mike McGown           





FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS

Weather: Yesterday’s rains have ended. High pressure builds over the area today bringing clearing skies after areas of fog burn off in the morning. Warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity (RH) values are expected today. RH values of 40-50 percent are expected in the lower valleys with 45-55 percent RH values in the higher elevations. Winds will be light from the Northwest in the afternoon on ridge tops at 7 to 10 mph, valley winds will be upslope at 4 to 8 mph. Drying and a return to seasonal temperatures is expected the next several days.

Fire Activity: Minimal fire activity is expected due to yesterday’s wetting rains over the fire area. Fog in the morning will prevent drying of fuels until mid-afternoon. Creeping and smoldering can be expected.
Smoke Summary:  Yesterday’s precipitation brought improved air quality to most areas with the exception of Bruce Meadows. Smoke will again settle into the valleys in the overnight hours. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to the Lowman area. Smoke impacts will be on the increase in Garden Valley.


Air Quality Outlook  (smoke related)







Sites with air quality monitors (based on concentration PM 2.5 µg/m^3 24-hr avg.)

Site

Yesterday

Today

Tomorrow

Comments for Today (9/15/16)

Bruce Meadows

Unhealthy

Good

Good

Good air quality returns.

Fairfield

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Garden City

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase

Good

Moderate

Moderate

Smoke impacts increase slowly.

Idaho City

Good

Good

Moderate

Light smoke impacts at times.

Ketchum

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Meridian

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Nampa

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected

Lowman

Moderate

Moderate

USG

Expect Smoke with brief clearing at times.

Stanley

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Salmon

Good

Good

Good

No smoke expected.

Sites without a monitor

Site

Today

Tomorrow

Comments for Today

Lucky Peak Rec. Area

Good

Good

Little or no smoke expected.

Centerville

Good

Moderate

Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.























Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity



USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

















 

Text Box:  Other Websites with Smoke Related Information

Text Box:  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/


                                                   

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

 




 




























 

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