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 20, 2015
Washington Wildfire Outlook - 20 - 24 July 2015
growth in Washington and decreasing the smoke from surrounding
contributing areas. Although a series of troughs will move through the
Northwest this week, the potential for lightning looks low and there
should be few, if any, new starts.
However, we're not finished with the wildfire season yet. The three month
outlook (August, September, October) from the climate prediction center
has a higher probability of below normal precipitation and above normal
Expect a brief update on Friday the 24th to cover next weekend--I expect
it to be a copy of this outlook.
Air Quality Modeler
Department of Ecology