Wildfire Smoke - Forecasts & Maps

NCUAQMD Wildfire Smoke AQI Forecasts:
  • Public Service Announcements (PSA):
  • Alerts & Advisories:

  • Wildfire Smoke - Air Quality / AQI:
  • Current Air Quality Maps & AQI
  • AirNow - Fires
  • AirNow - Fire & Smoke Map
  • USFS AirFire Monitoring 4.0 (Realtime/Nowcast AQI)
  • Interagency Fire Incident Information System (InciWeb)
  • Smoke-Ready Toolbox for Wildfires (EPA)
  • California Smokeblog
  • Oregon Smoke Information

  • Wildfire Smoke - Satellite Info & Smoke Modeling:
  • EOSIDIS Worldview (NASA)
  • GOES-West NexLab/College of DuPage
  • GOES-East (Pacific Southwest) (NASA)
  • Blue Sky (Smoke modeling) (USFS)
  • Nor Cal Smoke Transport & Stability Outlook (USDA)
  • Fire Info for Resource Mgt System (FIRMS) (NASA)
  • ALERTWildfire Regional Cameras - North Coast Network
  • Fire Maps (NWCG Inttera)

  • Informative Documents:
  • Wildfire Smoke Informative Documents, Resources & Advice

  • Understanding the Wildfire Forecast AQI:
    The purpose of the Air Quality Index (AQI) used in wildfire air quality forecast is to help you understand what local air quality means to your health. The AQI is divided into six categories:

    The AirNow website is a multi-agency web site run by EPA that reports air quality using the AQI based upon fixed air district monitoring stations. The AQI for PM on this website is a daily (midnight to midnight) 24-hour average, so hourly reporting requires a methodology call the NowCast to estimate the 24-hour AQI for each hour. The reported hourly value is what AirNow calls "current air quality."

    During wildfires, the NCUAQMD accesses air quality information (Particulate Matter - PM2.5) from both its existing regional air monitoring stations (that report to AirNow), in addition to portable wildfire PM2.5 air monitors (EBAMs) that have been deployed as appropriate by the District, the USFS, and CARB. The AQI forecasts that the NCUAQMD and the USFS Air Resource Advisors (ARAs) issue during wildfires (PSA, Advisories, and Alerts), are more accurate AQI forecasts for cities and regions than simply the AQI derived by AirNow that is based upon only a few fixed station monitors that are perhaps not representative of your city or neighborhood.
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