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/

24 comments:

  1. how do we find out what the air quality is like in mccall?

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  2. You can visit our permanent, real-time air quality monitors in Idaho at: http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/
    Also, McCall is represented on the map at the top of every page. Currently the air quality is in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in McCall.

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  3. What happened to the air quality station at Stanley? The smoke today is horrible and I can't find any info on the smoke. Thanks!

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  4. Hal.
    I dont recall DEQ having a monitor deployed in Stanley. Perhaps it was a USFS monitor that was used during a previous wildfire event? Consider visiting our Smoke and Health tab on this blog to check out the link for the Community Guide for Staying Healthy during wildfire Smoke Events. This will give you a way to use visibility as a guide to possible concentrations you are experiencing in your area and ways to help limit your exposure. One way to get a sense of concentrations without a monitor in your area. Hope this helps.

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  5. The Nez Perce Tribe operates a monitor in Orofino. The link to it is listed above in the second bullet point under the "Nez Perce Tribe" heading. If you would like more information regarding air quality in Orofino or need assistance in interpreting the data, you may contact the Tribe directly at 800-720-4089 or airquality@nezperce.org.

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  6. Is the smoke in Dover Idaho the result of fires near us (new fires) or existing fires in Washington, Montana, Idaho or Canada? Thank you in advance for your reply

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  7. The answer is likely both. There have been a few new fire starts and the fires in and around BC Washington and Oregon also continue to produce a great deal of smoke. All this smoke is being held down near the surface under this ridge of high pressure. High surface winds today likely fanned flames and set existing wildfires to high activity levels.

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  8. We are planning a road trip today from Boise to CDA for a vacation up north. We have some flexibility in our travel plans, should we delay a day or two?

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  9. If I could I would postpone a trip to Coeur d'Alene. Weather forecasters expect at least one more day of the high pressure system that has been responsible for bringing ground level smoke to the entire Panhandle area. Some improvements are expected to begin by Thursday.

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  10. My daughter walks 30 minutes to and from Idaho State in Moscow is that safe for her? Would a P95 mask help? Or is it past that?

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    1. Check out our "Frequently asked questions: Fire and Smoke Health Concerns", on the Smoke and Health Tab of this blog. This document has some good information about the P95 masks and what your daughter should consider. Exposure will depend on how active your daughter is or if she has other health concerns.

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  11. Where is the smoke coming from in the Twin Falls area. It's terrible.

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    1. Fires in Montana and central Idaho are likely the predominant sources of the smoke in your area.

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  12. Are you still thinking it may clear up some on Thursday in cda? Im having a hard time finding a site that forecasts the smoke patterns. Any suggestions there? Thanks

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  13. Changes in the weather are expected to begin Thursday, but I suspect a slow improvement is in store for us. The current National Weather Service Air Quality Alert is active through mid-day Friday.

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  14. We have planned a long weekend in CDA and Silverwoord Theme Park for this weekend (arrive CDA Saturday). Any idea of how quickly things will improve for the weekend?

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  15. Air quality should show some signs of improvement beginning Friday. Unfortunately as of today the improvement is not expected to be spectacular and some level of haze/smoke is expected to continue through the weekend.

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  16. I am coming from Elko NV Sunday 9/10 for a doctor appointment on 9/11. Is it ok to travel to Meridian?

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  17. Improvements in air quality are expected over the weekend in southern Idaho. Smoke and haze are still likely to impact the area on Monday 9/11.

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  18. Coming in to CDA on Wednesday for conference thru Sunday with family. 2 of us have asthma. How bad is it.

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    1. Currently air quality in CDA is in the Good category and is forecast to remain in the Good range.
      The smoke has cleared out for now. You can check real time levels at:
      http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

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  19. Can you tell me anything about the air quality west of sun valley?

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    1. Today the air quality in the Sun Valley area is very good but that could change drastically depending on fire behavior, and local or regional weather patterns. The Boise and Twin Falls areas are currently in the ‘Moderate’ category due to some slightly elevated levels of smoke.

      You may visit the following link to check real time readings in Ketchum and the rest of Idaho:

      http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

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