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, August 5, 2014

8-5-14 Air Quality Report (typo corrected)

Smoke Synopsis:
High pressure over the Region will begin to shift eastward today as a more westerly flow develops over the Pacific NW.  Expect a gradual cooling trend but also windier conditions with abundant sunshine.  Higher winds and sunshine should help lift, dilute and transport the smoke away during the day but could also increase fire activity.  The gusty westerly winds could enhance downslope smoke flows from fires.  Fires are now widespread across entire region with the potential to contribute to a regional smoke haze that could impact many cities.  Expect similar conditions tomorrow.
Air Quality Outlook:
Site
Tuesday
August 5, 2014

Wednesday
August 6, 2014

Thursday
August 7, 2014

Comments
Omak
Moderate
Moderate
Good

Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Good

Brewster
Moderate
Moderate
Good

Winthrop
USG
USG
USG
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day. Air quality monitor down.
Twisp
USG
USG
USG
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
Chelan
USG
USG
USG
Duncan fire smoke beginning to impact site.
Entiat
Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Impacts drop off quickly after 10 AM
Plain
Good
Good
Good
New Site
Leavenworth
USG
USG
USG
Heavy impacts possible throughout the day.
Wenatchee
USG
USG
USG

Ellensburg
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Winds should push smoke away from town
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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