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).





Monday, August 4, 2014

08-04-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
More sunshine today should promote earlier and more complete clearing of smoke from the valleys.  There is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms again.  Expect a sunny day for tomorrow although upper level winds will become stronger and from a more westerly direction which should reduce the amount of smoke transport from fires in Oregon and enhance down-valley flow.  More new fires have also affected the air quality forecast for some cities.
Air Quality Outlook:
Site
Monday
August 4, 2014

Tuesday
August 5, 2014

Wednesday
August 5, 2014

Comments
Brewster
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Chelan
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Colville
Good
Good
Good

Ellensburg
USG
USG
Moderate
New fire nearby.
Entiat
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Impacts drop off quickly after 10 AM
Leavenworth
USG
USG
USG
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Omak
Moderate
Moderate
Good

Twisp
USG
USG
USG
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
Winthrop
USG
USG
USG
Air quality monitor down
Wenatchee
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Yakima
Moderate
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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