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
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.