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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 11, 2014

8-11-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
Stagnant conditions have produced a region-wide haze since Saturday night, with localized areas of dense smoke and very poor air quality.  These conditions will gradually improve on Monday with very hot afternoon temperatures and moderately low humidities.  Winds will continue to be quite light through Tuesday.  Dispersion conditions will slightly improve later Monday, and improve a bit more on Tuesday.  The air flow at mountain elevations will be mostly southeasterly through Tuesday, and will increase some by Tuesday.  Some very scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday night, and will become more widespread and possibly stronger Tuesday afternoon and night. 
Air Quality Outlook:
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Monday
August 11, 2014

Tuesday
August 12, 2014

Wednesday
August 13, 2014

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Colville
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG

Wellpinit
USG
USG
USG

Omak
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG
Seeing impacts from Devil’s Elbow smoke
Malott
USG
USG
USG

Brewster
USG
USG
USG

Winthrop
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Twisp
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Chelan
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG

Entiat
Very Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Plain
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG

Leavenworth
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG

Wenatchee
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
USG

Ellensburg
Very Unhealthy
Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Yakima
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

NOTE – in table above “USG” stands for “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”
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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