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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Be Alert! Your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside during smokey conditions



Smoke forecasts are dependent on predicted fire growth and weather. If conditions change unexpectedly, impacts could occur. When visibility starts to go below 5 miles, sensitive groups should minimize outdoor activities. Everyone else should minimize prolonged or physical activity outdoors. Refer to the Smoke and Health Tab on the Idaho Smoke Information Blog for additional health information.

Your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Even if you smell smoke, the air quality may still be good.
Visibility Range
(in miles)
Health Category
11+
Good
6-10
Moderate
3-5
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
1.5-2.75
Unhealthy
1-1.25
Very Unhealthy
Less than 1
Hazardous


Wildfire smoke persist through the weekend throughout Idaho. Northern and central Idaho will likely continue to be hit hardest with poor air quality conditions. Some improvements possible in southcentral and southeast Idaho. Fires in Montana, Oregon, and British Columbia remain active and contributing to poor air quality conditions.


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