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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017



This afternoon the air quality index crept into moderate category in the Coeur d'Alene area. Wildfires in the vicinity of Quincy and Wenatchee, Washington are generating  smoke and westerly winds are transporting the smoke to northern Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene area.  Additional, information regarding the wildfires can be found at:  https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm and at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5282/ .   Satellite imagery of the smoke transport to the area can be viewed at: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/otx/h5-loop-vis.html.

If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please contact Ralph Paul at 666-4609

Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Welcome to the Idaho Smoke Information Blog page.

This blog page is currently active for the 2017 Fire Season. When conditions require, this page will be used by county, state, tribal, and federal agencies to provide information for Idaho communities affected by wildfire smoke.

Be sure to check out our links for current information.

Have a safe summer!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Air Quality Summary Sunday, September 18, 2016


Air Quality Summary Report - Pioneer Fire             For: Sunday, September 18, 2016 

ARA: John Washington (jwashington@fs.fed.us)                    ARA (T): Mike McGown (mcgown.michael@epa.gov)
 
 
 
 
FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather: High temperatures will reach the mid 60s in the valleys and mid 50s on the ridge tops. Relative Humidity values will be 50-70 percent in the upper elevations and 45-65 percent in the valleys today. Winds will be out of the southwest 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph on the ridgetops and 5-15 mph with gusts up to 20 in the valleys. There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm over the fire area today.
 
Fire Activity: Creeping and smoldering can be expected.
 
Smoke Summary:  Overnight rains have further reduced fire activity. The Pioneer Fire will no longer have significant air quality impacts to communities.
 
This will be the last smoke / air quality report for the Pioneer Fire.
 
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 (9/18/16)
Fairfield
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Garden City
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Garden Valley  School & ICP/Helibase
Good
Good
Good
 Mostly clear conditions.
Idaho City
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Ketchum
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Meridian
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Nampa
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Lowman
Good
Good
Good
Some smoke possible early then clear conditions.
Salmon
Good
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Sites without a monitor
Site
Today
Tomorrow
Comments for Today
Bruce Meadows
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Lucky Peak Rec. Area
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Centerville
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
Stanley
Good
Good
Clear conditions.
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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