Air quality for today is in the ‘Unhealthy for sensitive groups’ category. Today, widespread haze and areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 93°F. East northeast wind 8 to 13 mph.
This evening, widespread haze and areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 56°F. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Air quality for tomorrow is forecasted to be in the ‘Unhealthy for sensitive groups’’ category. Wednesday, widespread haze and areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 94°F. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday evening, areas of smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61°F. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Stage 1 fire restrictions are effective on federal, state and private forest- and rangelands, roads, and trails,situated in Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, and Twin Falls counties –with the exception of forest service lands in Cassia and Twin Falls counties. These restrictions are being implemented by agencies managing or providing wildland fire protection, which include the Sawtooth National Forest, Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District and the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL).
For more information please call the Idaho Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1-844-433-4737 or visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com/
Before conducting any outdoor burning please contact your local fire district. Please be informed of any local rules or regulations that affect your area. Click here to see a list of Twin Falls Ordinances.
For more information on Regional Air Quality please visit the Twin Falls Region web page.
Note: Advance registration with DEQ is required before conducting crop residue burning on lands other than the five Indian Reservations in Idaho. Visit DEQ's Crop Residue Burning Web Page to see requirements and apply for a permit. Click HERE for Crop Residue Burning Map
This Air Quality forecast represents the expected level of pollution for the area. The forecasted AQI is the average for the entire day. There may be short periods of time throughout the day when air quality is greater or less than the forecasted AQI. The forecast is produced by DEQ staff located in the regional office nearest the area represented.
The AQ Forecast Discussion section describes the weather and other pertinent factors contributing to the air quality condition for the day.
The Health message helps to determine how the expected pollutant levels could affect the health of the people in the area. Click on the "Health Forecast" link below to help you plan your activity for the day to minimize the effects of air pollution on your health.
The Action section notifies the public of voluntary or mandatory actions needed to help control air pollution on the area. Many local and regional jurisdictions have restrictions on open burning and/or woodstove use for reducing pollution in the area. If a Stage One Forecast and Caution is in effect all open burning is prohibited by state rule (IDAPA 58.0101550-562). Click on the "Action Forecast" link below to help you determine what local restrictions may currently be in effect.
The Action Forecast/Special Message section is used to highlight known local and state restrictions that would currently be in place.
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