Washington Smoke Map

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Note: Some users might notice intermittent discrepancies in colors shown on the map of air quality monitors above, and those reported on the Department of Ecology's official page. This is because Ecology believes their method of calculating the air quality category (i.e. “Good”, “Moderate”, Unhealthy” etc) is more protective of public health in Washington. If in doubt as to which better represents public health risk, use the more stringent of the two (i.e. the map showing worse air quality).


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7/29/2014 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
High pressure will linger over the area through the week.  Temperatures north of 100 are expected as humidity continues to drop. Expect light and variable winds with upslope/downslope diurnal pattern dominating. Look for more smoke to be visible coming from within the fire perimeters as fire activity increases. Smoke will settle into low-lying/valley areas early and lifting out as daytime temperatures increase. The HWY 2 corridor from Leavenworth to Wenatchee may experience heavy impacts at times, smoke should begin to clear by 11AM.

Air Quality Outlook:
Site
Tuesday
July 29, 2014
AQI
Wednesday
July 30, 2014
AQI
Thursday
July 31, 2014
AQI
Comments
Brewster
Good
Good
Good
Light morning impacts lifting by 11:00AM
Chelan
Good
Good
Good

Colville
Good
Good
Good

Ellensburg
Good
Good
Good

Entiat
Good
Good
Good

Leavenworth
Moderate
Moderate
Omak
Good
Good
Good

Twisp
Good
Good
Good

Winthrop
Good
Good
Good

Wenatchee
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Morning impacts lifting by 11:00AM
Yakima
Good
Good
Good

For detailed information about the color coded air quality categories, please see:
Warning: These data have been obtained from automated instruments and have not been subjected to a quality assurance review to determine their accuracy. They are presented for public awareness and should not be considered final. Conditions such as power outages and equipment malfunctions can produce invalid data.

1 Since wildfires often occur in remote areas, air monitoring equipment may not be available. The following table provides a quick method to assess air quality in your area. For more detailed information you can go to the following site: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/wildfires/visibility.htm

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