Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - Rough Fire Air Quality Report

Air Quality Report                                                                                                       Issue Date: 09/08/2015
Rough Fire                                                                                           Prepared by:  Josh Hall & Tod Johnson

Forecast conditions represent impacts from smoke from the Rough Fire.  Contributions from ozone and other pollutants are not reflected.
Fire:  Fire activity increased yesterday with warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity.  Most of the smoke produced was from interior islands that ignited. Fire remains active in the Converse Basin, near Cedar Grove, and in the area north of Buck Rock. The fire is now 97,884 acres and is 31% 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. Light and variable transport winds are expected primarily from the southeast, with increased impacts expected in the San Joaquin Valley foothills northwest of the fire. Residual smoke that has not cleared the area, will add to impacts from new smoke being produced.  Unhealthy to Hazardous conditions are expected in communities near the fire.       
Air Quality Tomorrow: Similar impacts are expected tomorrow, but with impacts expected in the Owens Valley.
 
Smoke Impacts from Local Fires
Site
Yesterday Observed
Midnight-Midnight
24-Hr AQI
September 7, 2015
Today Forecast
24-Hr AQI
September 8, 2015
Tomorrow
Outlook
24-Hr AQI
September 9, 2015
Worst Time of Day Impacts
3-Hour AQI and Period
Trimmer
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy, 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Prather
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy, 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Shaver Lake
 
USG
USG
Unhealthy, 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Oakhurst
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Unhealthy, 9 A. M. to 1 P.M.
Wishon Reservoir
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy, midnight. to 2 P.M.
Hume Lake
Hazardous
Hazardous
Very Unhealthy
Hazardous, 3 A.M.  to 7 P.M.
Cedar Grove
Very Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Hazardous
Hazardous, Midnight to 2 P.M.
Grant Grove
Moderate
USG
USG
USG, Midnight to  Noon
Garnet Spike
 
Hazardous
Hazardous
Hazardous, Midnight to 2 P.M.
Devils Post Pile/Mammoth Lakes
Unhealthy
USG
USG
USG, 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Aspendell
USG
USG
USG
USG, 1 P.M to 7 P.M.
Bishop
USG
USG
USG
USG, 1 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Big Pine
 
USG
USG
Moderate, 3 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Independence
 
USG
USG
Moderate, 3 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Pinehurst
Moderate
USG
Moderate
Unhealthy, 7 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Montecito-Sequoia Lodge
Moderate
Moderate
USG
Very Unhealthy, Midnight to Noon
Lodgepole
Moderate
Moderate
USG
USG, 3 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Three Rivers
Moderate
Moderate
USG
USG, 7 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Ash Mountain
Good
Moderate
USG
USG, 6 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Kernville
Good
Good
Good
Good
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
California Smoke Blog - http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/
San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District - http://valleyair.org/wildfires.htm
Interagency Real Time Smoke Monitoring - http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx
AirNow - http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main

3 comments:

  1. Hello! thanks for the info, any chance there is a mobile or temp air Q station in Squaw Valley with the incident command center? the air has been real bad, but i guess i wanted more detail?
    thanks!

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    1. The current temporary monitors deployed, can also be found in the tab above under mapping. Will relay the comment to the air resource advisor on this incident.

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    2. Thanks! It sounds like they are adding Monitors Thank you for relaying the information!!

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