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
8/5/2014 New webcams watching fires and smoke
View 1: http://www.fsvisimages.com/fstemplate.aspx?site=okwe2_fire1
View 2: http://www.fsvisimages.com/fstemplate.aspx?site=okwe2_fire2
And the second webcam looks northwest toward the Duncan fire.
Note that since they are solar powered they are programmed to go to sleep when the sun is low to save battery life. Also, the web page where the images are displayed was designed for a somewhat different purpose so not all of the features of the web page will function for these cameras. The "HI RES" button will give a larger image, and the "24 HOUR IMAGE SEQUENCE" will show multiple shots but other buttons at the site will not function. Links to these cameras will also be placed on the WEBCAMS tab of this blog.