Friday, July 10, 2015

7/10/2015 Westside clearing and one very cool satellite photo

Changing weather brought cooler temperatures and winds to western Washington overnight resulting in significant clearing of the lingering BC wildfire smoke and improvements in air quality. All sites, with the exception of Neah Bay, show Good air quality.  East of the Cascades we see numerous sites in central Washington continue to experience air quality in the Unhealthy-for-Sensitive-Groups (orange) range.  The far eastern part of the state is also improved and shows a mix of Good and Moderate air quality this morning.  (View the live image of monitoring site status here:  https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/Default.htm)

And it's not over Washington but the National Weather Service office in Glasgow Mt. posted a very interesting satellite photo this morning of smoke swirls over Canada, Montana, and North Dakota. The image is of combined smoke from the BC fires and other fires in Saskatchewan.
Here's a link to their Facebook page for more info.:  https://www.facebook.com/NWSGlasgow

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