Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Additional Air Quality Concern

There is little to no precipitation in the forecast and strong, gusty
winds over the next 24 to 36 hours will produce conditions for increased
wildfire activity.

The current forecast calls for increased winds with gusts strong enough to
raise dust across the western portions of the Columbia Basin and in the
agricultural areas north of the Blue Mountains in southeast Washington.
This dust, combined with the continuing presence of wildfire smoke, will
produce poor air quality in the Unhealthy to Hazardous categories.


Clint Bowman
Air Quality Modeler
State of Washington, Dept. of Ecology

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