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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 8, 2016

Pioneer Fire Air Quality Summary Report - Thursday, September 8


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Thursday, September 8, 2016 
ARA: John Washington (jwashington@fs.fed.us)



FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather: As an upper level ridge builds over the Pacific Coast, warmer and drier conditions will continue today with a slight chance of afternoon high level clouds. Wind speeds will be slightly stronger near the surface and aloft with transport winds primarily out of the west, northwest this afternoon.  Up-canyon winds will be around 7 – 10 mph, while ridge winds will be 10 - 15 mph with gusts to 25 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 this afternoon.  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; however significant spread rates are not expected.
Smoke Summary:  Smoke will concentrate in the low valleys this morning and 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 begin to settle into the valleys in the mid-to-late morning hours with the biggest impacts for areas northeast, east, and southeast. Today, the most significant smoke impacts will be to Lowman and Ketchum.
 
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 (9/8/16)
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Possible haze in the mid to late morning.  Clearing after inversion lift.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Good
Good
Moderate
Possible haze in the early to mid-morning. Clearing after inversion lift.
Idaho City
Good
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Ketchum
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Mostly clear conditions today.
Lowman
USG
Moderate
Moderate
Elevated concentrations throughout the afternoon and evening.
Stanley
 USG
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Salmon
Good
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.

    Sites without Monitors
   
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
Centerville
Good
Moderate
Mostly clear conditions today.
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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