Sunday, September 20, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Sunday September 20, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Sunday September 20, 2015
Prepared by Carolyn Kelly (ckelly8384@gmail.com), Air Resource Advisor Trainee

This will be the final report for this area. Please check current monitor status for up to date information
Smoke Summary: A dry, cold front is expected to pass through the area with windy conditions occurring late this afternoon into the evening. Warmer temperatures and a potential for some light rains, especially over the northern parts of the Tunk and North Star Fires, are expected. Low relative humidities will allow for heavy fuels to continue burning out while fire behavior is expected to be minimal overall.

Extended Outlook:  Winds will subside on Monday, and the weather will be dry and mild through at least Wednesday.

*Monitoring stations for Tonasket, Orient, and Kettle Falls have been shut down due to machine malfunction as of 09/10/2015.      
Site
Air Quality
Comments
September 19
Saturday
September 20
Sunday
September 21
Monday
Spokane Metro
Good
Good
Good
Communities nearest to the fires may see some haze and smoke from burnout activities.
Davenport
Good
Good
Good
Colville
Good
Good
Good
Kettle Falls*
Good
Good
Good
Wellpinit
Good
Good
Good
Orient*
Good
Good
Good
Inchelium
Good
Good
Good
Omak
Good
Good
Good
Nespelem
USG
Moderate
Moderate
Early hours may be in the USG or moderate range but expect good to moderate depending on local winds as the day progresses. 

Republic
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Tonasket*
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.
  Webcam in Republic, WA: http://rcabletv.com/cam_republic.html
For information on what each Air Quality Index color code means, click on the “Smoke and Health” tab above.

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