Smoke: Chetco Bar smoke impacts are expected to be moderate to heavy today with moderating fire behavior. Winds from the north/northeast will again push smoke into Agness and and lesser amounts into coastal areas including Gold Beach, Brookings and south into northern California. Periods of Unhealthy air may affect coastal towns this morning, clearing as inversions lift late in the morning. 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 lessen through the day, as heating lifts the inversions.
Fire: A generally moderate fire behavior trend is expected today on Chetco Bar with slightly 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: The Gold Beach monitor was sent for repairs yesterday, planning to have it operational either late today or tomorrow morning. The Brookings-Harbor monitor went off-line last night. It will be back up as soon as possible.
|Station||hourly||9/12||Comment for Today -- Wed, Sep 13||9/13||9/14|
|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 morning.|
|Grants Pass||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the morning.|
|Provolt||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the morning.|
|Medford||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the morning.|
|Ashland||Overall moderate with possible USG later in the morning.|
|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.