Outlook for Chetco Bar Fire & Miller Complex

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.

Daily AQI Forecast for Sep 27, 2017
Yesterday Tue   Forecast Wed Thu
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.
Issued Sep 27, 2017 by William Basye, Air Resource Advisor
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: 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.