Friday, August 28, 2015

Air Quality Forecast - Chelan Lake & Methow Valley Fires Friday, August 28, 2015

Air Quality Forecast - Chelan Lake & Methow Valley Fires       Friday, August 28, 2015
Prepared by: Carolyn Kelly, Air Resource Advisor Trainee (ckelly8384@gmail.com
                                    Andrea Holland, Air Resource Advisor (andreahollandsears@gmail.com) 

Friday: Yesterday’s winds cleared out the smoke in local communities. Those communities nearest to the fires may see smoke drift into the valleys beginning mid-afternoon.
Saturday: Gusty winds will bring some relief from smoke for affected communities.
Sunday: Weather pattern will remain cool and breezy with occasional light showers.
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August 28
Air quality –
Friday
August 29
Air Quality – Saturday
August 30
Air Quality –
Sunday
Comments
Chelan
Good
Good
Good
Depending on the rain and wind that comes through today, air quality may improve beyond the predicted level.
USG
Manson
USG
Moderate
Good
Unhealthy
Winthrop
USG
USG
Good
Twisp
Unhealthy

Unhealthy
Good
Leavenworth
Good
Good
Good
Wenatchee
Good
Good
Good
Brewster
Unhealthy
USG
Good
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.  The air quality outlook is based on data from automated instruments that have not been subjected to a quality assurance review. AQI’s estimated for sites with air monitors.
For information on what each air Quality Index color code means,  click on the “Smoke and Health” tab.

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