Smoke Outlook
NW California - Red Salmon Complex
9/26 - 9/27
Issued: 2020-09-26 06:38 (PDT)
By: Andrea Nick andrea.nick@usda.gov
Fire
Trace moisture and high relative humidity has temporarily dampen fire behavior. Detailed fire information can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891
Trace moisture and high relative humidity has temporarily dampen fire behavior. Detailed fire information can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891
Smoke
Expect wind and smoke patterns to change today and tomorrow. Smoke will be pushed southeast most of today. Overnight smoke will be pushed south changing to southwest into tomorrow morning. The day will start off with mostly good air quality near Hoopa Valley and Willow Creek, but concentrations of smoke will creep higher with the chance in wind direction (lesser impacts at Weitchpec further north). Smoke may travel to Eureka by tomorrow morning. Locations to the east of the fire such as Scott Valley should experience clearing starting today and into tomorrow with the change in wind direction.
Expect wind and smoke patterns to change today and tomorrow. Smoke will be pushed southeast most of today. Overnight smoke will be pushed south changing to southwest into tomorrow morning. The day will start off with mostly good air quality near Hoopa Valley and Willow Creek, but concentrations of smoke will creep higher with the chance in wind direction (lesser impacts at Weitchpec further north). Smoke may travel to Eureka by tomorrow morning. Locations to the east of the fire such as Scott Valley should experience clearing starting today and into tomorrow with the change in wind direction.
Health
If you are experiencing health effects from smoke, you are encouraged to follow the "Actions to Protect Yourself" listed below. Remember that air quality conditions may change unexpectedly. If you see smoke, you are breathing smoke!
If you are experiencing health effects from smoke, you are encouraged to follow the "Actions to Protect Yourself" listed below. Remember that air quality conditions may change unexpectedly. If you see smoke, you are breathing smoke!
Etna
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
USG, lowest concentrations in the morning hours.
Recent Observations:
Eureka
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Good
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good conditions expected, smoke tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Forks Of Salmon
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
USG. Highest concentrations midday.
Recent Observations:
Hoopa Valley
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate day, UGS or higher overnight.
Recent Observations:
Klamath
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good during day, light smoke in the evening hours.
Recent Observations:
Orleans
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Good
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good conditions expected.
Recent Observations:
Weed
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Good
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good
Recent Observations:
Weitchpec
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good morning, smoke increasing overnight.
Recent Observations:
Willow Creek
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Good conditions expected during the day, smoke overnight.
Recent Observations:
Yreka
Forecast For:
Saturday
9/26/20
Overall AQI: Good
Sunday
9/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good
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
NW California Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//NWCalifornia