Outlook for Island Fire

Smoke: Overall good air quality continues outside the immediate vicinity of the fire, except for down the Salmon River Canyon, where smoke in the unhealthy range is still possible mid-morning. With light west winds forecast, Etna may continue to have moderate smoke impacts in the afternoon.

Fire: Fire activity has been light, but seasonal drying of fuels will continue to increase the availability of fuels to burning. With light winds today, expect fire activity similar to yesterday.

Other: Monitors are now deployed in Yreka, Callahan, Etna, Sawyers Bar, Fort Jones, Quartz Valley, Happy Camp, and Weed.

Daily AQI Forecast for Jul 17, 2017
Yesterday Sun   Forecast Mon Tue
Station hourly 7/16 Comment for Today -- Mon, Jul 17 7/17 7/18
Yreka
Good range in the morning with potential for light afternoon smoke
Etna
Good range overall with potential for light afternoon smoke
Callahan
Good range overall with potential for light mid-morning smoke
Fort Jones
Good range in the morning with potential for light afternoon smoke
Sawyers Bar
Moderate range for mid-late morning; good range by mid-afternoon
Forks of Salmon
Moderate range for mid-late morning; good range by mid-afternoon
Quartz Valley
Good range in the morning with potential for light afternoon smoke
Happy Camp
Good range with potential for light afternoon smoke
Weed
Good range in the morning with potential for light afternoon smoke
Issued Jul 17, 2017 by Randy Striplin
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: 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.