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).


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wolverine Smoke Report Sunday, August 9


Today:  Light, down valley northwesterly winds and inversions may create hazy/smoky conditions over Stehekin, Manson, and  Chelan in the morning.  Breezy southerly winds aloft should move smoke to the north after morning inversions lift, improving air quality in the Chelan area and creating intermittent periods of haze around Twisp.  Afternoon instability and isolated thundershowers are expected. Northwesterly winds 5-10 mph in the afternoon decreasing to 2-5 mph into tomorrow morning. 
Tomorrow and Tuesday:  Similar to Sunday, northwesterly winds and local inversions may create hazy/smoky conditions around the Lake Chelan area in the morning.  Hazy morning and afternoon conditions may also develop around Wenatchee and Moses Lake.  Partly cloudy with slightly warmer temperatures and a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms near the fires.
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August 9
Today
August 10
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August 11
Tuesday
Comments
Chelan
Moderate  
Moderate
Moderate
Hazy/smoky conditions in the morning and at night.   Some mid-day clearing.
Good
Good
Good
Manson
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Good
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.
Index Levels of Health Concern
 
Actions Recommended by WA Department of Ecology to Reduce Smoke Exposure
Good
 
None
Moderate
 
People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should limit outdoor activities or do activities that take less effort, such as walking instead of running.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
 
Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke.  These people should limit time spent outdoors.
Unhealthy
 
Everyone should limit time spent outdoors. Everyone should avoid exercising outdoors (including sports teams) and choose non-strenuous indoor activities. People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should stay indoors. Infants, children, pregnant women and adults over age 65 should also stay indoors.
Very Unhealthy
 
Everyone should stay indoors, do only light activities, and keep windows closed if it is not too hot. Run air conditioners on re-circulate and close the outside air intake. Use indoor air cleaners with HEPA filters, if available. If you must be outdoors, wear an N-95 respirator mask. People with chronic diseases should check with their health care provider before wearing a mask.
Check with your local health department for health information. People with asthma, lung and heart disease, or have had a stroke should check with their health care provider for advice about leaving the area. Anyone with shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving or speaking should call their health care provider or call 911.
Hazardous
 
Everyone should stay indoors, do only light activities, and keep windows closed if it is not too hot. Run air conditioners on re-circulate and close the outside air intake. Use indoor air cleaners with HEPA filters, if available. If you must be outdoors, wear an N-95 respirator mask. People with chronic diseases should check with their health care provider before wearing a mask.
Check with your local health department for health information. People with asthma, lung and heart disease, or have had a stroke should check with their health care provider for advice about leaving the area. Anyone with shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving or speaking should call their health care provider or call 911.

 

For more information about smoke in Washington State, visit http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

For more information about the Wolverine Fire and other fires, visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

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