Washington Smoke Map

*The map above is not able to display all state air quality monitors. Click here to see all monitors in Washington: WA Ecology Air Monitors

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

8/11/2014 Widespread poor air quality from smoke

The combination of active fires throughout the Washington Cascades plus hot, stable air is leading to uniformly poor air quality east of the Cascades from Canada to Oregon. Monitor readings for the last 3 days are shown below from North to South (Wenatchee is not shown as the monitor is not functioning properly at this time).  All sites show UNHEALTHY air quality, with the exception of Yakima which is a little less impaired and in the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS category.  Ellensburg was in the VERY UNHEALTHY category earlier today but has improved somewhat.  Health warnings associated with these readings can be found here:  https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/App_AQI/AQI.en-US.pdf

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