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.
|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.|
|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.