Smoke Outlook
Eastern Sierra - Dixie Fire
7/27 - 7/28
Issued: 2021-07-27 07:56 (PDT)
By: Paul Corrigan, ARA paul.corrigan@usda.gov
Fire
The Dixie Fire is now 208,206 acres with 23% containment. For more information go to Dixie Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
The Dixie Fire is now 208,206 acres with 23% containment. For more information go to Dixie Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
Smoke
Smoke impacts will be greatest north of the fire area today: Mineral, Chester, and beyond. Communities south and east of the fire should see improved air quality Tuesday. This morning is starting pleasant in the Central Valley, but smoke may flow down drainages to Paradise, Chico and Los Molinos this evening. A Reno/Tahoe area forecast is available in the links section below under "Tamarack Smoke Info".
Smoke impacts will be greatest north of the fire area today: Mineral, Chester, and beyond. Communities south and east of the fire should see improved air quality Tuesday. This morning is starting pleasant in the Central Valley, but smoke may flow down drainages to Paradise, Chico and Los Molinos this evening. A Reno/Tahoe area forecast is available in the links section below under "Tamarack Smoke Info".
Health and Safety
Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles. These can get into your eyes and respiratory system whether you are outdoors or indoors. This can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis. Fine particles also can aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases - and even are linked to premature deaths in people with these conditions. For ways to protect yourself see: https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires
Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles. These can get into your eyes and respiratory system whether you are outdoors or indoors. This can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis. Fine particles also can aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases - and even are linked to premature deaths in people with these conditions. For ways to protect yourself see: https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires
Alturas
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality, smoke may increase in the afternoon and evening.
Recent Observations:
Chester
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Very Unhealthy
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Hazardous
Unhealthy and very unhealthy air all day.
Recent Observations:
Chico
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Good
Good air quality
Recent Observations:
Doyle
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Recent Observations:
Herlong
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Unhealthy / Unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Recent Observations:
Mineral
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy air quality Tuesday.
Recent Observations:
Oroville
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Good
Good air quality
Recent Observations:
Paradise
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality, smoke may increase in the afternoon and evening.
Recent Observations:
Portola
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Moderate
Moderate air quality
Recent Observations:
Quincy
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Air quality ranging from moderate to USG.
Recent Observations:
Susanville
Forecast For:
Tuesday
7/27/21
Overall AQI: Very Unhealthy
Wednesday
7/28/21
Overall AQI: Very Unhealthy
Air quality ranging from unhealthy to hazardous all day.
Recent Observations:
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: This forecast is based on fine particulates only; ozone is not included. 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.
Issued by the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program -- www.wildlandfiresmoke.net
Eastern Sierra Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//EasternSierra