Friday, August 8, 2014

8-8-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
Expect similar conditions today as yesterday – westerly flow and sunny.  Expect smoke on active fires to lift out of valleys and be transported east with the transport winds.  An upper level trough is moving through the area today which will cause the surface and transport winds to die down tomorrow.  Starting tomorrow night and into Sunday expect the diurnal upslope/downslope pattern to reestablish itself.  The decrease in winds should reduce fire activity and plume rise, which along with the diurnal valley winds could cause smoke to concentrate again in valleys downslope of the fires.  Fires are now widespread across entire region with the potential to contribute to a regional smoke haze that will be evident in many cities in the Columbia River Valley.
Air Quality Outlook:
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Friday
August 8, 2014

Saturday
August 9, 2014

Sunday
August 10, 2014

Comments
Colville
USG
USG
USG
Being affected by Devil’s Elbow fire smoke.
Wellpinit
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Omak
USG
Moderate
Moderate
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Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Brewster
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Winthrop
Good
Moderate
USG

Twisp
USG
USG
USG

Chelan
Moderate
USG
USG
Could be affected by Duncan fire smoke.
Entiat
Moderate
USG
USG
Could be affected by Duncan fire smoke
Plain
Good
Moderate
Moderate

Leavenworth
Moderate
USG
USG

Wenatchee
Moderate
USG
USG

Ellensburg
Moderate
USG
USG
Cle Elum Ridge Fire smoke likely to affect town
Yakima
Good
Good
Moderate

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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.

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