Well, folks, we've made it to the end more or less. There are still some fires burning around Idaho in our neighboring states but it seems we've reached the end of significant smoke impacts. We will not be posting daily for the rest of this year and our fingers are crossed for a mild season next year!
In the meantime, please check our regional air quality forecasting page for daily air quality information.
We've also just launched a new air quality mobile app, AIR Idaho, to provide forecasted and current air quality information to help protect your health during poor air quality episodes! The AIR Idaho app features air quality information relative to your location as well as an interactive real-time map that displays data from over 30 monitoring stations across the state. It also provides a three-day forecast detailing whether the air quality is expected to deteriorate and if there are times when air quality is expected to be better.
The app also features real-time information related open burning restrictions, a list of regional and statewide air quality resources, tips to stay safe during a smoke or inversion event, and information on how you can help protect our air.
Users can download the app for free at the App Store for iPhone or Google Play and select a location to receive information for a specific area. Enable notifications to receive information on local air quality advisories and burn restrictions. Use your phone’s location services to receive information for your area; or select a default county if you do not use your phone’s location.