Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Season coming to a close

Yesterday's AQI was in the GOOD category across the state and is expected to stay there today and tomorrow! There are no significant smoke impacts expected today aside from some light upper level smoke across southern and central Idaho that should be clearing with no impacts expected at the surface.

This will be our last smoke report for the season unless some major fires break out and start significantly impacting us. We’ve had a nice, mild season this year with no major smoke events! 

Keep an eye on the AQI monitors if you are a smoke sensitive individual; we’re not totally out of the woods yet. There are still a few wildfires burning in Idaho and in our neighboring states: Nethker, Cove Creek, Shady, and Smith Knob are all still burning in Central Idaho and producing some smoke though fire activity is minimal. Up in northern Idaho, Shale Creek and Barren Hill are still burning and producing some smoke but are in very remote areas. The 204 Cow Fire and Granite Gulch are just to our west in Oregon and are also producing some smoke that is drifting over us. You can keep an eye on these fires at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ . This will give you information such as size, location, and fire activity. The top of the smoke blog or the DEQ main monitoring page can keep you informed of air quality at the monitor nearest you.

These wildfire potential outlooks show Idaho and the Pacific Northwest at a “normal” level for significant wildland fires for September and October.




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

No significant smoke impacts expected

There are still some wildfires burning in Idaho but there are no significant smoke impacts expected. Upper level smoke will be present, however, it is expected to clear with no impacts expected at the surface.

                                                    Smoke plumes from fires burning in Oregon and Central Idaho are visible.

Data source: GOES-16 Visible Imagery valid at 1600 MDT 02 September 2019.