FOREST FIRE SMOKE IN THE INTERIOR:  During the summer months, the Fairbanks North Star Borough may experience highly variable levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) due to forest fire smoke from nearby forest fires.  Levels will vary from area to area, depending on the wind direction and intensity of the fire. ​

     For the most current air quality conditions, please visit the Borough's Air Quality Current Conditions and Map page:  http://data.fnsb.us/airquality/AQNearRealTime. Clicking on the​ pins will give you the current AQI, and the "More Instrument Data" link will take you to see hourly details.

     For even more information on wildfires in Alaska, visit the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center at https://fire.ak.blm.gov/predsvcs/airquality.php.

​​               When air quality data is unavailable, the following Air Quality Smoke Reference Guide
                           may be used to estimate air quality levels and potential health impacts:
                                               VISIBILITY                                                        AIR QUALITY
                                                10+ miles        --------------------------------                  Good
                                                6 - 9 miles       --------------------------------              Moderate
                                                3 - 5 miles       -------------------------------- Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
                                             1.5 - 2.5 miles    --------------------------------               Unhealthy
                                             0.9 - 1.4 miles    --------------------------------          Very Unhealthy
                                             0.8 miles or less    ---------------------------------             Hazardous

​Today's Fairbanks Forecast

    • 2019-09-17

​​Today's North Pole Forecast

    • 2019-09-17


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