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).

Friday, August 8, 2014

8/8/2014 Duncan fire continues to be active, and smoky.

When the plume from the Duncan fire (up the Entiat River Valley) goes high into the atmosphere, much of the smoke can be transported out of the area if meteorology is favorable.  But when it stays low the smoke has been traveling into Entiat or Chelan.  The weather for this upcoming weekend indicates that smoke may stay closer to the ground and could cause air quality to degrade in many areas of the Columbia Basin.
This image was taken on August 8 at 3:30pm by the webcam available at this link:  http://www.fsvisimages.com/fstemplate.aspx?site=okwe1_fire1  (The camera at this site typically only shoots pictures between about 9am and 4pm.)

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