Smoke Outlook
Eastern Sierra - #NorthComplex
9/22 - 9/23
Issued: 2020-09-22 07:15 (PDT)
By: Mark Copple, mcopple.usfs.ara@gmail.com
Fire
The North Complex Fire grew 5,421 acres and is now 299,722 acres at 74% containment. Today expect similar fire activity as yesterday due to a moderate risk environment from mild temperatures and low relative humidity. Crews continue to increase containment with aggressive backfiring.
The North Complex Fire grew 5,421 acres and is now 299,722 acres at 74% containment. Today expect similar fire activity as yesterday due to a moderate risk environment from mild temperatures and low relative humidity. Crews continue to increase containment with aggressive backfiring.
Smoke
Overall weather and smoke dispersal in the forecast area is expected to be very similar to yesterday. Light terrain driven winds will drive smoke towards communities NE of the fire. Dispersal will be poor for most of the day and smoke from the North Complex and other fires in the state will continue to impact the smoke outlook area. Smoke impacts will continue to be high today in Quincy, Oroville and Susanville
Overall weather and smoke dispersal in the forecast area is expected to be very similar to yesterday. Light terrain driven winds will drive smoke towards communities NE of the fire. Dispersal will be poor for most of the day and smoke from the North Complex and other fires in the state will continue to impact the smoke outlook area. Smoke impacts will continue to be high today in Quincy, Oroville and Susanville
Health & Safety
Wildfire smoke is a mix of gases and fine particles from burning vegetation. Even someone who is healthy can get sick if there is enough smoke in the air. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, and can mimic COVID symptoms such as headaches, trouble breathing and fatigue. If you have a fever, seek medical Attention. For more information on Smoke and COVID-19 on the link below.
Wildfire smoke is a mix of gases and fine particles from burning vegetation. Even someone who is healthy can get sick if there is enough smoke in the air. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, and can mimic COVID symptoms such as headaches, trouble breathing and fatigue. If you have a fever, seek medical Attention. For more information on Smoke and COVID-19 on the link below.
Carson City
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Chester BAM
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Unhealthy to USG throughout the day.
Recent Observations:
Doyle
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Grass Valley
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Expect to have air quality in the USG ranges with periods of unhealthy.
Recent Observations:
Janesville
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Mostly unhealthy ranges today with periods of Very Unhealthy and USG.
Recent Observations:
Oroville
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Very Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Periods of unhealthy to hazardous ranges throughout the day.
Recent Observations:
Portola
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Periods of unhealthy but mostly in the USG ranges today.
Recent Observations:
Quincy BAM
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Mostly unhealthy ranges today with periods of Very Unhealthy and USG.
Recent Observations:
Reno
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Spanish Springs
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Susanville
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Mostly unhealthy ranges today with periods of Very Unhealthy and USG.
Recent Observations:
Tahoe City
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
USG air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Truckee BAM
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality though out the day.
Recent Observations:
Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
USG People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity.
Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.
*Disclaimer: This forecast is based on fine particulates only; ozone is not included. Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.
Issued by the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program -- www.wildlandfiresmoke.net
Eastern Sierra Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//EasternSierra