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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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pioneer Air Quality Summary- September 11


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Friday, September 11, 2016 

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

FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather: A cold front will be moving through the fire area today. The cold front will bring cooler and moister conditions. Valley winds will be west 8-12 mph, while ridge winds will be 10 - 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph over exposed ridges. The inversion will break between 11am and 1pm.
Fire Activity: Decreased temperatures, and higher relative humidity (RH) values will decrease fire activity in the late afternoon 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 25-30 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 early-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, Stanley and Fairfield areas.

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 (9/11/16)
Fairfield
Good
Moderate
Good
Mostly clear conditions today. Elevated concentrations overnight.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Elevated concentrations throughout the morning.
Idaho City
Good
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Good
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
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Stanley
Unhealthy
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Salmon
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Centerville
Good
Good
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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