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).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smoke from.....Siberia???

Have you noticed a bit of haze in the air and some really nice sunsets the last few days? Apparently it's smoke coming all the way from Siberia. Cliff Mass at the University of Washington provides a nice summary of what's happening:

More discussion plus some amazing photos here:

And the "Smog Blog" discusses it in the April 19th post.