Friday, August 7, 2015

Rough Fire Air Quality Report - Friday, August 7, 2015

Air Quality Report                                                                                              Issue Date: 08/07/2015

Rough Fire – Sierra National Forest                                                           Prepared by: Ariane Sarzotti

Forecast conditions represent impacts from smoke.  Contributions from ozone and other pollutants are not reflected.
Fire Information: Several sections of the fire experienced a smoke inversion, which helped to moderate its behavior. Today we’re expecting overcast skies, cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. The break in the weather will help facilitate crews in completing the line along the north and west section. Type 1 helicopters will continue to be used to help slow the fires advance towards the Kings River. However, construction of contingency line will begin south of the Kings River.                                                                                    
Smoke Information: The Rough Fire can be viewed from the Buck Rock Webcam #3. A link to the camera can be found at the bottom of the page.  SEKI1000EBAM4 (air quality monitor) was set up in Cedar Grove Wednesday afternoon and EBAM-USFS1045 was set up in Trimmer Thursday evening.  An Air Resource Advisor checked into the fire this morning.  With the fire at its current size, we are still seeing up canyon winds during the warming of the day sending the majority of smoke into Kings Canyon and over to the Owens Valley; and then switching to down canyon winds with the cooling of the night sending smoke into the Sierra Foothills.

Smoke Impacts from Local Fires
Thursday Observed
August 6, 2015
Friday Forecast
August 7, 2015
August 8, 2015
From Smoke Only
Smoke Only
Smoke Only



May see higher concentrations in early morning.

Cedar Grove

Late afternoon and evenings may see higher concentrations.
Hume Lake

Colors displayed above correspond roughly with the AQI chart below. 
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

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.
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.
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
California Smoke Blog -                                                            
 San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District -            
 Interagency Real Time Smoke Monitoring -                           
AirNow -                                     
Sierra Wildland Fire Reporting System -

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