Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015 - Rough Fire Air Quality Report

Air Quality Report                                                                                               Issue Date: 08/31/2015
Rough Fire                                                                                                                   Prepared by:  Josh Hall


Forecast conditions represent impacts from smoke from the Rough Fire.  Contributions from ozone and other pollutants are not reflected.
Fire:  Fire remains active in three primary areas:  south of the Wishon Reservoir on the north side of the fire; in the Converse Creek drainage area; and in the South Fork of the Kings River west of Cedar Grove. The fire is now 72,300 acres and is 25% contained.   
Air Quality Today: Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today.  Smoke will be slow to lift and transport will primarily terrain and diurnally driven.  Smoke that does rise out of the Kings River Valley, will be slowly transported to the north.  Greater levels of smoke are expected to drain into the foothills of the San Joaquin Valley overnight both south and north of the fire, with Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy conditions expected.     
Air Quality Tomorrow: Similar conditions are expected tomorrow.
Smoke Impacts from Local Fires
Site
Yesterday Observed
Midnight-Midnight
24-Hr AQI
August 30, 2015
Today Forecast
24-Hr AQI
August 31, 2015
Tomorrow
Outlook
24-Hr AQI
September 1, 2015
Worst Time of Day Impacts
3-Hour AQI and Period
Trimmer
Good
USG
USG
USG, 6 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Prather
Good
Moderate
USG
USG, 6 A.M. to noon
Shaver Lake
Moderate
USG
USG, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Hume Lake
Unhealthy
 Very Unhealthy

Very Unhealthy

 Very Unhealthy, 1 A.M.  to 2 P.M..
Cedar Grove
Very Unhealthy

 Very Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Devils Post Pile/Mammoth Lakes
Good
Good
Moderate
Moderate, 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Bishop
USG
Good
Moderate
Moderate, 2 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Big Pine
Good
Good
Moderate, 2 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Independence
Good
Good
Good
Moderate, 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Wishon Reservoir
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy 1 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Pinehurst
Good
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy, 7 A.M. to noon.
Grant Grove
Moderate
 Very Unhealthy
USG
Very Unhealthy, Midnight to 2 P/M.
Stoney Creek Campground
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy, Midnight to 2 P.M.
Lodgepole
Moderate
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy, 2 A.M. to 1 P. M
Three Rivers
Good
Good
Moderate
Moderate, 3 A.M to 11 A.M.
Ash Mountain
Good
USG
USG
USG, 3 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Kernville
Good
Good
Good
Moderate, midnight to 8 A.M.
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

View of the fire:  Buck Rock Web Camera #3, http://rockyags.cr.usgs.gov/dashboards/WebCam.htm


San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District - http://www.valleyair.org/aqinfo/forecast.htm

Interagency Real Time Smoke Monitoring - http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx

2 comments:

  1. do you have maps of these places? my husband is camping in the trinity alps and I'm trying to find out if he is in any of the hazardous areas

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    1. There is a report for the North Part of California, in addition, you can look under the Current Air Quality tab and the Mapping tab.

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