Outlook for UmpquaNorthHighCascades

Smoke: Expect overall ‘Good’ to 'Moderate' air quality today through tomorrow for the Umpqua and Rogue River Valleys. Models suggest light smoke intruding these Valleys this afternoon and overnight which may create hazy conditions. Communities east of the Cascades should not be affected by this wildfire smoke.

Fire: Minimal fire behavior yesterday and expected today. High Cascades Complex reported no new growth with a total burn area of 80,073 acres (+203) and 32% containment. Umpqua North Complex has no new reported growth at 43,140 acres and 71% containment.

Other: NWS fire weather forecast: The thermal trough will shift north and inland by tomorrow bringing warm, dry weather to all inland areas. By Friday, a cold front will move through the area with some light rain inland to the Cascades. Westerly winds will become gusty over the East Side Friday afternoon and evening, with a slight chance of rain by evening. Breezy, cooler conditions can be expected this weekend.

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
Roseburg
Expect ‘Good’ to 'Moderate' but hazy air quality conditions today through tomorrow.
Glide
Expect ‘Good’ air quality today through tomorrow.
Shady Cove
Expect ‘Good’ to 'Moderate' but hazy air quality conditions 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 27, 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.