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).


Friday, August 1, 2014

8-1-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
Expect another dry and hot day today, with some change on the horizon. Short-range 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 continues to increase. Smoke from columns will settle into low-lying/valley areas overnight and lifting out with daytime heating. Mid-level moisture entering from the south will bring with it the potential for isolated thunderstorms and dry lightning this evening, and an increased chance of showers later this weekend.
Air Quality Outlook:
Site
Friday
August 1, 2014

Saturday
August 2, 2014

Sunday
August 3, 2014

Comments
Brewster
Good
Good
Good
Light morning impacts lifting by 10:00AM
Chelan
Good
Good
Good

Colville
Good
Good
Good

Ellensburg
Good
Good
Good

Entiat
Moderate
Good
Good

Leavenworth
Moderate
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Morning impacts lifting by 11:00AM
Omak
Good
Good

Twisp
Moderate
Good
Good
Morning impacts lifting by 11:00AM
Winthrop
Moderate
Good
Good
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
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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