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Smoke Outlook
NW Oregon - Willamette Valley
9/22 - 9/23
Issued: 2020-09-22 10:28 (PDT)
By: Amber Ortega - amber.ortega@usda.gov
Fire
Lingering overnight showers, westerly winds this afternoon, and higher humidity throughout the day will moderate fire behavior. Internal pockets of unburnt fuels and dense understory will continue to smolder and produce visible smoke. This afternoon, additional smoldering stumps will become active as the inversion lifts and temperatures increase.
Lingering overnight showers, westerly winds this afternoon, and higher humidity throughout the day will moderate fire behavior. Internal pockets of unburnt fuels and dense understory will continue to smolder and produce visible smoke. This afternoon, additional smoldering stumps will become active as the inversion lifts and temperatures increase.
Smoke
Smoke levels will remain elevated within the interior of the fires and around active fire parameters. Visible smoke will develop in the afternoon as stumps, roots, and unburnt fuels increase activity late today. This evening, smoke will pool back into the drainages with cooler temperatures. Communities of Mill City, Gates, Detroit, and Estacada will remain the most impacted due to proximity to the fires. From Eugene to Portland, the region will see Good air quality. Intermittent Moderate and USG levels are possible near non-wildland fire pollutant sources, specifically on the outskirts of Albany and Salem.
Smoke levels will remain elevated within the interior of the fires and around active fire parameters. Visible smoke will develop in the afternoon as stumps, roots, and unburnt fuels increase activity late today. This evening, smoke will pool back into the drainages with cooler temperatures. Communities of Mill City, Gates, Detroit, and Estacada will remain the most impacted due to proximity to the fires. From Eugene to Portland, the region will see Good air quality. Intermittent Moderate and USG levels are possible near non-wildland fire pollutant sources, specifically on the outskirts of Albany and Salem.
Health
As property owners return to evacuated sites, here are some basic things to know about ash to fully protect yourself, your family, and your pets: oregon.gov wildfire. Stay safe and check current air quality conditions at Smoke and Fire Map
As property owners return to evacuated sites, here are some basic things to know about ash to fully protect yourself, your family, and your pets: oregon.gov wildfire. Stay safe and check current air quality conditions at Smoke and Fire Map
Albany
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Good
Clean air throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Corvallis
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Good
Clean air throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Cottage Grove
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate in AM, improving throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Detroit
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Small windows of relief throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Eugene
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good overall, period of Moderate possible
Recent Observations:
Mill City
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate with periods of USG possible
Recent Observations:
Portland
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Good
Clean air throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Salem
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Clean air throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Silverton
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Clean air throughout the day
Recent Observations:
Sweet Home
Forecast For:
Tuesday
9/22/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
9/23/20
Overall AQI: Good
Clean air throughout 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
NW Oregon Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//nworegon