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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, September 9, 2016

Pioneer Air Quality Summary Friday 9 September


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Thursday, September 9, 2016 
ARA: John Washington (jwashington@fs.fed.us)


FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather: Warmer and drier conditions will continue today with a chance of high level clouds. Wind speeds will be slightly stronger near the surface and aloft with transport winds primarily out of the west. Up-canyon winds will be around 3 – 8 mph, while ridge winds will be 10 - 15 mph over exposed ridges. The inversion will break between 11am and 1pm. Over next few days expect the ridge to strengthen and bring warmer and drier conditions.
Fire Activity: Increased temperatures, and lower relative humidity (RH) values will increase fire activity today.  The most active fire activity will be seen north of HWY 17 and HWY 21 in the Warm Springs, Deadwood, and Bear Valley drainages. RH values will be around 15-20 percent in the lower valleys and 20-25 percent in the higher elevations.  Active surface fire with single and group tree torching can be expected. Wind/slope alignment may result in moderate spread rates.
Smoke Summary:  Smoke will concentrate in the low valleys this morning, then mix down to the surface for much of the day.  The majority of areas will see clearing in the mid-to-late afternoon hours as daytime mixing peaks.  Smoke will again settle into the valleys in the overnight hours. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to Centerville, Garden Valley, Idaho City, Lowman and Stanley.
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 (9/9/16)
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Possible haze in the early to mid-morning. Clearing after inversion lift.
Idaho City
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Ketchum
Moderate
Good
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Lowman
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Stanley
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Salmon
Good
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Centerville
Moderate
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


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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