Smoke: Chetco Bar smoke impacts are expected to be moderate to heavy today with moderating fire behavior. Winds from the northeast will again push smoke toward coastal areas including Gold Beach, Brookings and further south into northern California. Highway 101 may see reduced visibility in some areas. Periods of Unhealthy air may again be experienced in coastal towns by this afternoon /evening. Inland, in the Miller Complex and Chetco Bar fires' smoke will influence Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Medford and other Rogue Valley communities with moderate conditions this morning. This is expected to worsen through the day, possibly reaching periods of unhealthy air. This is due to smoke from several regional fires impacting this zone.
Fire: A generally moderate fire behavior trend is expected today on Chetco Bar with more active fire behavior on the Miller Complex, influencing air across southwest Oregon. Chetco Fire Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/ Miller Complex: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5514/
Other: A smoke monitor has been installed in Gold Beach and will hopefully report later today.
|Station||hourly||9/11||Comment for Today -- Tue, Sep 12||9/12||9/13|
|Agness||Overall USG with likely Unhealthy periods during the day.|
|Gold Beach||Overall USG with likely Unhealthy periods during the day.|
|Brookings||Overall USG with likely Unhealthy periods during the day.|
|Smith River||Overall moderate/USG with possible Unhealthy periods during the day.|
|Cave Jct||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the day.|
|Grants Pass||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the day.|
|Provolt||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the day.|
|Medford||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the day.|
|Ashland||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the day.|
|Air Quality Index (AQI)||Actions to Protect Yourself|
|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: 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.