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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated 10am MDT Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Valid through Noon MDT Thursday, August 11, 2016
Air quality is forecast to continue to remain in the Good to Moderate air quality category across the state today. All DEQ monitors are currently reading in the GOOD category this morning except for Franklin, which is the MODERATE category.
Today will experience a warming trend as the upper level low pressure system tracks east and out of the area of influence and an upper level ridge approaches from the west. Wind speeds will be in the 5-15 mph range from the west-southwest with northwest winds across the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley, LC Valley with northwest to northwest winds over the Camas Prairie. Wind directions over northern Idaho will be generally will be from the west-southwest. Wind speeds at the surface will range from 10-15 mph in southern Idaho and 5-10 mph in northern Idaho. Mixing heights will range from 3,000 feet AGL to 7,000 feet AGL. There is a chance for scattered thunderstorms across the northern Panhandle this afternoon.
DEQ Air Quality Forecast and Cautions:
View real time smoke monitoring at: http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires
View DEQ near-real time monitoring at: http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/
The USFS installed monitors near Stanley, Idaho and Lowman, Idaho. Idaho DEQ has installed temporary monitors in Fairfield and Boise (Garden City), Idaho. The information can be found at http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?date=LATEST&productType=plotTable.
· Stanley, ID monitor is Stanley-Idaho 75
· Lowman, ID monitor is Lowman-Jolene Drive
· Fairfield, ID monitor is Fairfield-Soldier Road
· Boise, ID monitor is Garden City-Alworth Street