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. The map is not able to display the temporary monitors. Check the AIR QUALITY NOW tab below for links for these monitors.

AIR QUALITY NOW

What is air quality like in Idaho right now?


IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
·       Permanent, real-time air quality monitors in Idaho:  http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/
·       Idaho Temporary Monitors (deployed as needed during major smoke incidents only):  https://airsis.com/usfs/

NEZ PERCE TRIBE
·       Permanent, real-time air quality monitors on the Nez Perce Reservation:  http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/
·       Temporary real-time air quality monitors (deployed August-October, and as needed) http://app.airsis.com/USFS/UnitMap

SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBE
 ·       Permanent, real-time air quality monitors on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation
             -      Currently hourly averages: http://trexwww.ucc.nau.edu/cgi-bin/current_hourly.pl
             -      24-hour averages:  http://trexwww.ucc.nau.edu/cgi-bin/24hr_annual.pl

COEUR D’ALENE TRIBE
 ·       Permanent, real-time air quality monitor:  http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

KOOTENAI TRIBE OF IDAHO
 ·       Permanent, real-time air quality monitor:  http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

FEDERAL TEMPORARY MONITORS
·      Federal temporary smoke monitors (deployed as needed during major smoke incidents only):  http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?date=LATEST&productType=plotTable


US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
·       Fire and smoke visualizations: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/land/fire.html

OTHER
·       The National “Smog Blog”: http://alg.umbc.edu/usaq/ 
·       Oregon Smoke Info blog:  http://www.oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
·       Washington Smoke Info blog:  http://www.wasmoke.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

  1. Horseshoe Bend is quite smokey as well. I'm gonna base my air quality on Garden Valley and consider us similar??

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  2. Thank you for your comment concerning air quality and current wildfire smoke impacts. In response to your questions of using the Garden Valley monitor as a reference point for Horseshoe Bend I would say that will work as a general reference with a couple cautions.

    The impacts we have monitored at the Garden Valley site have been more localized impacts from the Pioneer fire near Idaho City. The smoke has been moving down the highway corridor directly into the town, especially during the later afternoon, evening and early morning hours. Although the Horseshoe Bend area has also been experiencing smoke impacts, based on forecast and modeling information, as well as eye witness visibility accounts, the smoke impacts in Horseshoe Bend have not been as significant as Garden Valley. It would be fair to use the Garden Valley information as a conservative comparison understanding the air quality in Horseshoe Bend, overall, is experiencing lower concentrations.

    The following is a link to DEQ’s wildfire information webpage which may be helpful to you: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/current-wildfire-smoke-info/

    About halfway down the webpage you will find a section titled Visual Smoke Observation. This is a method used to help determine air quality impacts based on visibility. The is a colored chart and instructions on determining air quality conditions based on visibility. This may also be helpful.

    I hope this information is useful and answers your questions. Please feel free to contact the Boise Regional Office with any additional questions or concerns.

    Best Regards


    Boise Regional Office
    Phone: (208) 373-0550
    Fax: (208) 373-0287

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  3. I was camping at Sagehen last night and awoke to a very smokey morning. It was still smokey when I left this afternoon.

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  4. As of 240 on 23 Aug, the Stanley monitoring station is not on the "real time" map: http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/
    What is the status of the station?

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  5. Good morning,

    The DEQ real-time map provides information on the permanent DEQ monitors. The Stanley monitor is currently being operated on a temporary basis by the USFS. That information can be found here: http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?date=LATEST&productType=plotTable

    The monitor is currently running and in the GREEN AQI category for the last hourly observation.

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  6. Challis very smokey last night, better today. We will see what the afternoon winds bring.

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  7. TERRIBLE IN GARDEN VALLEY, 8-28-16 @ 1:30PM

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  8. Garden Valley terrible, 8-28-16 @ 1:30pm

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  9. Any info on the Boiling Springs Cabin site? We are scheduled to stay there next week and I am concerned it will be too smokey. We have a baby and I worry about how it will affect her.

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  10. Good morning,

    Boiling Springs Cabin site will likely see smoke this week as a southerly wind component will transport smoke to the north. Next week's smoke impacts will depend heavily on wind conditions and fire activity. The associated weather is expected to turn westerly which would typically move smoke away from that area. As with all weather forecasts, this information can change as we move closer towards next week. Due to this, wildfire impacts and activity can change quickly and frequently. Any health concerns should be addressed to your physician.

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  11. I see per the report that Idaho City is listed as good air quality. Going into Labor Day weekend will this still be the case as we are looking at Ten Mile for our camping, North of Idaho City? Thank you for any response

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  12. Good Morning,

    The Tenmile campground should expect to see intermittent periods of smoke due to the proximity of the Pioneer Fire even if the overall AQI reads good. Current weather forecasts indicate that during the day, smoke will move away from that area and to the northeast while in the evenings, smoke will drain down the valleys and low spots into the Upper Treasure Valley. Expect to see higher smoke levels during the evening and early morning hours.

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