Depending on conditions, the fires with the potential to impact our area are: Natchez Fire and Klondike/Taylor Fires (Del Norte & Southern Oregon), Carr and Hirz Fires (Shasta/Eastern Trinity County), Mendocino Complex (Lake/Mendocino County), and the Mill Creek 1 Fire (Humboldt).
Humboldt & Del Norte County Smoke from fires in Southwestern Oregon and from further North have been impacting coastal areas. USFS Air Resource Advisors indicate that for the Northern Humboldt and Del Norte area, the overall weather and smoke dispersal is expected to be very similar to yesterday where light terrain driven winds are expected early in the day with a northwesterly breeze affecting the area later in the day.
The Mill Creek 1 Fire will continue to have significant impacts to air quality along the Trinity and Klamath River drainages. An Air Quality ADVISORY was issued for today (8/24) for Orleans, Hoopa, and Willow Creek for “Unhealthy” to “Very Unhealthy” conditions.
In Southern Humboldt, hazy conditions will remain area wide, but smoke impacts will continue to improve with the cooler and more humid weather.
• Along the Coast/Eureka – “Good” to “Moderate”
• Crescent City – “Good”
• Klamath - “Good”
• Weitchpec - “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy”
• Gasquet - “Moderate”
• Garberville - “Moderate”
Updates will be provided as conditions change. For 24-hour Air Quality Advisory Information, call toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329).
Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself:
Moderate: Sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups: (USG) People within USG should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion
Unhealthy: People within USG should avoid all prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion
Very Unhealthy: Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity
Fire information can be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or at www.calfire.ca.gov. Current weather information can be found at www.wrh.noaa.gov.