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).
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday's satellite image and air quality
Western WA folks, hang in there! West to northwest winds are picking up and have already thinned out the smoke column aloft, allowing for more sunshine than yesterday. Most areas should see smoke clearing by Monday morning if not earlier, although strong overnight temperature inversions in valley communities will mean they will require more time to flush out.
Eastern Washington will continue to see smoke but likely in lower amounts. Idaho fires wont be affecting us beyond Monday afternoon.