Outlook for UmpquaNorthHighCascades

Smoke: Expect overall ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow for all reporting areas in the Umpqua and Rogue River Valleys and for the east side communities of Chemult, Chiloquin, and Klamath Falls.

Fire: Minimal fire behavior yesterday and expected today. High Cascades Complex reported no new growth with a total burn area of 79,870 acres and 32% containment. Umpqua North Complex has no new reported growth and stands at 43,140 acres and 60% containment.

Other: NWS fire weather forecast: A thermal trough along the coast will bring warm, dry weather today through Thursday. The Cascades will have moderate east to northeast winds which will be strongest tonight into Wednesday morning when the thermal trough shifts inland. Poor to moderate humidity recoveries will affect upper slopes and ridges tonight through Wednesday night. A cold front will move through the area Friday with a chance of rain across the Umpqua Valley to the Cascades and gusty winds for the east side. Much cooler air will arrive over the weekend.

Daily AQI Forecast for Sep 26, 2017
Yesterday Mon   Forecast Tue Wed
Station hourly 9/25 Comment for Today -- Tue, Sep 26 9/26 9/27
Roseburg
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Glide
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Shady Cove
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Prospect
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Crater Lake
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Diamond Lake
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Chemult
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Chiloquin
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Klamath Falls
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Issued Sep 26, 2017 by Chris Hall, 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.