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).
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Early morning rains helped to douse some of the Sleepy Hollow wildfire, but smoke will be seen until all fires are completely out.
Several businesses and homes have burned or are burning and still emitting smoke, some containing hazardous chemicals. Reports in the Wenatchee World indicate that ammonia leaks are contained. Updates may be found at www.wenatcheeworld.com
Forecast: There is a Red Flag Warning* in effect for most of Central and Eastern Washington
As crews put out the structure fires the smoke production should decrease. If you live downwind of the fire(s) you can expect intermittent smoke as strong wind speeds may keep smoke at breathing level until all fires are out. By this evening, air quality could return to good or moderate.