Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 - #Cedarfire Smoke Report

Cedar Fire Smoke Report
Issued:  8/30/2016
Prepared by:  Josh Hall and Wendy Wagner


Forecast conditions represent impacts from smoke from the Cedar Fire.  Contributions from ozone and other pollutants and impacts from other fires are not reflected.
Fire:  Fire activity continues to be minimal with around 100 acres of fire growth yesterday.  Total acres burned now sits at 29,304 and containment has increased to 60%.  Today is the third day with minimal fire growth.  Isolated areas of active fire remain along both the Western and Eastern perimeters.  Firefighters are continuing firing in a small area along the West side containment line for structure defense.
Air Quality Today:  Smoke production continues to be minimal and air quality trends are improving.  The exceptions are in the Glennville and Posey areas where Unhealthy conditions remain in the early hours due to smoke draining into low-lying areas overnight and then lifting out mid-morning.  Kernville and North along the river valley will continue to see areas of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups were smoke is pooling.  Communities surrounding Lake Isabella, Owens Valley and Ridgecrest should continue to see improving air quality.
Air Quality Tomorrow:  Improving air quality. 

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Impacts from Cedar Fire
Site
Yesterday Observed
Midnight-Midnight
24-Hr AQI
August 29, 2016
Today Forecast
24-Hr AQI
August 30, 2016
Tomorrow
Outlook
24-Hr AQI
August 31, 2016
Worst Time of Day Impacts
AQI and Period
Kernville
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
USG, afternoon
Johnsondale
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Glennville
USG
USG
USG
Unhealthy, 2am-9am
Camp Nelson
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Porterville
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Visalia
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Three Rivers
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Bakersfield
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Mojave
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Kennedy Meadows
Good
Good
Good
Good
Keeler
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Lone Pine
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Ridgecrest
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate all day
Disclaimer:  Conditions may change quickly, these projections are based on anticipated weather and fire activity. Sensitive groups including individuals with Asthma, lung or heart disease, children, older adults, and pregnant women should take precautions to avoid exposure to smoke. If you feel as though you are having health effects from smoke see your doctor or health professional as needed. In some cases your eyes are your best tools, if it is smoky outside you are being impacted. Use caution when driving in or around smoky areas.
AQI Index
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good
None
Moderate
Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups - USG
People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion. Everyone else may find relief by limiting prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy           
People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Very Unhealthy

Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion
Hazardous
Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.






View of the fire:  Breckenridge and Sherman Peak webcams, http://rockyags.cr.usgs.gov/dashboards/WebCam.htm
San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District - http://valleyair.org/wildfires.htm
Interagency Real Time Smoke Monitoring - http://app.airsis.com/USFS/

Tuesday August 30, 2016 - #Soberanesfire Smoke Report

Air Quality Report                                                                                               Issue Date: 08/30/2016
Soberanes Fire                                                             Prepared by: Randy Striplin and Robert Elleman

Forecast-33
Forecast conditions represent impacts from smoke from the Soberanes Fire wildfire.  Contributions from ozone and other pollutants are not reflected.

Fire:  Moderate to active smoke production today. Yesterday’s increased winds from the northwest caused elevated fire activity as well as associated smoke production. Burnout operations on the southern containment line may commence today if opportunities are favorable to firefighters. Current perimeter is 93,245 acres, with 931 new acres. Current containment is reported at 60%.
Air Quality Today: Good transport winds from the northwest today should help to clear out smoke for most areas. Some smoke will drain down the Big Sur River Valley into Big Sur this morning. The stronger winds will help dissipate smoke in Tassajara area, but the current pattern favors degraded air quality in that portion of the fire area.
Air Quality Tomorrow:  Winds will weaken tonight and tomorrow while shifting to being from the west and then southwest by tomorrow. The pattern tomorrow should improve air quality in Tassajara. Big Sur should expect the recurring pattern of smoky mornings and clear afternoons. Air quality in Cachagua will degrade moderately as the winds turn and ventilation decreases.

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Impacts from the Soberanes fire
Site
Yesterday Observed
Midnight-Midnight
24-Hr AQI
August 29, 2016
Today’s Forecast
24-Hr  AQI
August 30, 2016
Tomorrow
Outlook
24-Hr AQI
August 31, 2016
Best Time of Day
August 30
AQI and 24 hr. Period
Santa Cruz
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Gilroy
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Hollister
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Salinas
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Toro Park
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Monterey AFB
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Carmel River School
 Good
 Good
 Good
Good conditions today
Carmel Valley
 Good
 Good
 Good
Good conditions today
Gonzales
 Good
 Good
 Good
Good conditions today
Soledad
 Good
 Good
 Good
Good conditions today
Greenfield
 Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
King City
 Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Cachagua
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today
Tassajara Hot Springs
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Better in the afternoon
Big Sur
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Relief in the afternoon with the sea breeze
Pacific Grove
Good
Good
Good
Good conditions today


Disclaimer:  Conditions may change quickly, these projections are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.  Sensitive groups including individuals with Asthma, lung or heart disease, children, older adults, and pregnant women should take precautions to avoid exposure to smoke. If you feel as though you are having health effects from smoke see your doctor or health professional as needed. In some cases your eyes are your best tools, if it is smoky outside you are being impacted. Use caution when driving in or around smoky areas.
AQI Index
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good
None
Moderate
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups - USG
People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy
The following groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity: People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy

Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
Hazardous
The following groups should remain indoors and keep activity levels low: People with heart or lung disease; children and older adults. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion
Views of smoke from fire:  Jamesburg- http://cens.jamesreserve.edu/activejpg/cam2_hastings.jpg 
Monterey Air Resource Board - http://mbard.org/