Outlook for Willamette Fires

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.

Daily AQI Forecast for Sep 13, 2017
Yesterday Tue   Forecast Wed Thu
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
Issued Sep 13, 2017 by John Washington, 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.