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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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire - Saturday, September 17


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Friday, September 17, 2016 

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

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather:  A cold front moving onshore over the northwest will increase clouds today. High temperatures will be up to 65 on the ridge tops and 70s in the valleys. Relative Humidity values of 20 to 25 percent are expected in the lower valleys with 20 to 30 percent relative humidity values in the higher elevations. Winds will be from the southwest in the afternoon on ridge tops at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 25 in the afternoon, valley winds will be upslope at 5 to 15 mph.
 
Fire Activity: Minimal fire activity is expected again today. Creeping and smoldering can be expected. Isolated single tree and group tree torching can be expected as fuels continue to dry.
 
Smoke Summary:  Reduced fire activity resulted in considerably less smoke production yesterday. Smoke production today should be similar to yesterday. Today, any smoke impacts will be minimal.  Some smoke may settle into the valleys in the overnight hours. Although the Lowman area may still see some smoke, air quality has improved. 
 
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 (9/17/16)
Bruce Meadows
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Good
Moderate
Good
 High concentrations through the morning, then clearing.
Idaho City
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Lowman
Moderate
USG
Moderate
Elevated concentrations.
Stanley
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Salmon
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Centerville
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
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/


 


                                                   


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