Washington Smoke Map

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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).


Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 Monitoring data, post-wind event


August 27 Evening Update: As predicted, winds picked up this afternoon, and cleared the air at many of the sites we are tracking for NE Washington, in many cases (Inchelium, Omak, Republic, and Nespelem) going from Hazardous/Very Unhealthy levels to Moderate levels in just a few hours.
Link to latest at this set of sites here (click Generate plots to see detailed graphs)
This respite may be brief as the smoke from continuing activity on nearby fires fills back in under light winds tonight and tomorrow. There was notable activity (a large plume) on the Carpenter fire this evening, and that smoke is aloft above Wellpinit and nearby areas:


Here's the 06:16 AM VIIRS image from the next morning:


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