Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Wildfire smoke is pouring into our region leading to air quality issues across Southern Oregon and Northern California.

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several wildfires across Oregon and California, including locally, are contributing to periods of thick smoke and haze. The wildfire smoke will continue to impact much of our region this week. Air quality could be very bad at times in the days ahead.

An Air Quality Advisory continues for Southern Oregon until Noon Friday with air quality impacts also expected in Northern California during this time too.

Be sure to stay up to date on air quality with StormWatch 12.

To check air quality readings in real time, you can check out a map of locations here.

Air Quality Readings as of 11:45 AM Tuesday, October 6th:


 -- HAZARDOUS --

 -- VERY UNHEALTHY -- 

 -- UNHEALTHY --

Cave Junction

Happy Camp

Orleans

 -- UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS (UFSG) -- 

Applegate

Ashland

Medford

Tulelake

Weed

Yreka

 -- MODERATE -- 

Agness

Brookings

Crater Lake

Crescent City

Etna

Grants Pass

Klamath Falls

Lakeview

McCloud

Mt. Shasta

Sams Valley

Shady Cove

Talent

 -- GOOD --

Chiloquin

According to DEQ, pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases and aggravate other serious health conditions. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Consult a doctor and follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition.

Josephine County Public Health issued the following important notes on the use of respirators, such as N95 masks:

 • Recognize that although they may filter out some fine particulate, they do not provide adequate protection from high concentrations of smoke and hazardous gases.
 • Should only be used when fitted and trained by a qualified individual.
 • Individuals with lung or heart disease, sufferers of chronic illness, or have ongoing breathing problems should consult their healthcare provider before using these devices due to potential complications.
 • Due to inadequate sizing and protection these devices should NOT be used on young children.

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Out of CA00
Medford
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 47°
Brookings
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 62°
Crater Lake
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 47°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 47°
Klamath Falls
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 35°
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