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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 10, 2016

Pioneer Air Quality Summary- September 10


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Friday, September 10, 2016 
ARA: John Washington (jwashington@fs.fed.us)




FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS

Weather: Warmer and drier conditions will continue today. Wind speeds will be similar near the surface and aloft with transport winds primarily out of the southwest. Up-canyon winds will be around 4 – 7 mph, while ridge winds will be 10 - 15 mph over exposed ridges. The inversion will break between 11am and 1pm. A dry cold front will enter the area on Sunday bringing cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity.

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 Garden Valley, 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 (9/10/16)

Fairfield

Good

Good

Good

Mostly clear conditions today.

Garden City

Good

Good

Good

Mostly clear conditions today.

Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase

Moderate

Unhealthy

USG

Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.

Idaho City

Moderate

Good

Moderate

Mostly clear conditions today.

Ketchum

Good

Good

Moderate

Mostly clear conditions today.

Meridian

Good

Good

Good

Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.

Nampa

Good

Good

Good

Mostly clear conditions today.

Lowman

Moderate

Unhealthy

USG

Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.

Stanley

Moderate

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

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




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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