Smoke: Winds today will be variable in the morning becoming west/northwest this afternoon, this will continue to push smoke from the Horse Creek Complex, Rebel, Milli and Whitewater fires to the west over the crest. Smoke from fires to the north will produce widespread impacts through the forecast area. Smoke will persist in valleys and canyons. Air quality will be similar to yesterday.
Fire: Fire activity is expected to be minimal to moderate today due to the lower temperatures, higher relative humidity and moderate stability.
Other: Expect low visibility on Highway 20, Highway 22 and Highway 126. Fire Information- inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/ Whitewater Fire Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420/ Rebel Fire Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5473/ Milli Fire Information - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5517/ Rebel Fire Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5473/ Horse Creek Complex Fire Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5523/ Separate smoke forecast will be issued for communities east of the Cascade Crest.
|Station||hourly||9/12||Comment for Today -- Wed, Sep 13||9/13||9/14|
|Detroit||Unhealthy. Periods of heavy smoke possible through early afternoon.|
|Breitenbush||Very Unhealthy. Periods of heavy smoke possible throughout the day.|
|Mill City||Moderate. Periods of smoke throughout the day|
|Sweet Home||USG. Periods of heavy smoke possible today.|
|Lyons||USG. Periods of heavy smoke possible this evening.|
|McKenzie Bridge||Unhealthy. Periods of heavy smoke possible through early afternoon..|
|Oakridge||Moderate. Periods of smoke throughout the day|
|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.