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).


Monday, July 6, 2015

7/6/2015 The Latest View of Smoke From Space

Twice a day the west coast gets a nice, clear picture taken of it from space thanks to NASA and the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites.
Below is the most recent view from Terra showing smoke swirling around in BC and drifting south into Washington.  A very high resolution version of this image is available here:  http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php?satellite=t1&product=true_color&date=2015_07_06_187&overlay_sector=false&overlay_state=true&overlay_coastline=true&sector=USA1&resolution=250m




NASA is watching the smoke too and posted the following news story about smoky skies over the world cup soccer match in Vancouver, BC yesterday.
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/usa-wins-world-cup-soccer-title-under-smoky-skies

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