Smoke: Smoke will remain isolated to areas that still contain heat on various fires. Remaining smoke will flow down drainage at night, and then pool before daytime winds prevail and push the smoke out. Most communities will not see any smoke the next few days, but those that do will experience it worse in the morning hours.
Fire: Warmer temperatures are aiding the remaining fire behavior. Most areas that are still active are dead trees, logs, and deep duff layer.
Other: An incoming weather system towards this weekend should clear the air-shed of smoke and reduce the remaining active hotspots burning in the interior of the various fires. Smoke should reduce greatly after this weekend and continue to reduce each day afterwards. ***This will be the last smoke forecast for Southwest Oregon unless condition dramatically change.
|Station||hourly||9/26||Comment for Today -- Wed, Sep 27||9/27||9/28|
|Agness||Smoke should clear out during the day.|
|Gold Beach||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Brookings||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Smith River||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Cave Jct||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Grants Pass||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Provolt||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Medford||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|Ashland||No smoke impacts are expected in the area.|
|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.