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, 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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