Correction for Interpreting Smoke Monitoring Time Signature
Incident: Cascade Creek Wildfire
The September 27, 2012 0900 Update listed a website for receiving smoke monitoring results from equipment currently installed at Trout Lake. It described the correction needed to interpret local time vs. the "UTC" time listed with the data. We gave the wrong correction. Users should subtract EIGHT hours from the time given with the data to understand the local time those date were collected.
The posted article has been corrected and is now accurate.
The specific paragraph is provided, corrected, below:
Smoke and air quality have been a periodic concern in this area, especially in the valleys west and south of Mt. Adams during morning hours. A smoke monitor has been installed near Trout Lake. Its recordings can be seen under Site #22 at http://tinyurl.com/9cuwpwp . Subtract eight hours from the time listed on the site to indicate the local time. Readings above 300 are extremely unhealthy. People can avoid smoke by staying indoors, limiting outdoor exercise, and seeking an environment with filtered air.
We are sorry for any confusion that may result from this error.