Washington Smoke Map

*The map above is not able to display all state air quality monitors. Click here to see all monitors in Washington: WA Ecology Air Monitors

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, 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Saturday September 19, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Saturday September 19, 2015
Prepared by Carolyn Kelly (ckelly8384@gmail.com), Air Resource Advisor Trainee

Smoke Summary: Similar to yesterday but a little bit warmer, drier air is expected along with a mix of sun and clouds. Low relative humidities will allow for heavy fuels to continue burning out while fire behavior is expected to be minimal overall.

Extended Outlook:  Dry air and warming continues today with windy weather coming through the region starting Sunday as several weak weather disturbances pass through. Next week looks to be mild and dry through the middle of the week.

*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 18
Friday
September 19
Saturday
September 20
Sunday
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
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Early hours may be in the USG or moderate range but expect good to moderate depending on local winds as the day progresses. 

Republic
USG
USG
Moderate
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.

Republic, WA Webcam: 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.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Friday September 18, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Friday September 18, 2015
Prepared by Carolyn Kelly (ckelly8384@gmail.com), Air Resource Advisor Trainee

Smoke Summary: Drier air is expected today along with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will increase and there is potential for showers later in the day. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal.

Extended Outlook:  Dry air and warming is expected through the weekend with windy weather coming through the region starting Sunday as several weak weather disturbances pass through. Next week looks to be mild and dry through the middle of the week.

*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 17
Thursday
September 18
Friday
September 19
Friday
Spokane Metro
Good
Good
Good
Communities nearest to the fires may see some haze and smoke from burnout activities on local fires.
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
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Early hours may be in the USG or moderate range but expect good to moderate depending on local winds.  

Republic
USG
Moderate
Moderate
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.
Republic, WA Webcam: 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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Thursday September 17, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Thursday September 17, 2015
Prepared by Carolyn Kelly (ckelly8384@gmail.com), Air Resource Advisor Trainee

Smoke Summary: Today is expected to be cool and showery as rain comes through later in the morning. Steady rains early on and light showers if any later in the day can be expected along with cooling air coming through. Fire behavior will be minimal today.

Extended Outlook:  The trend of improved air quality over the NE region will continue. Friday will see the start of some dry air and warming through the weekend and more winds are expected Sunday as several weak weather disturbances pass through the region.

*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 16
Wednesday
September 17
Thursday
September 18
Friday
Spokane Metro
Good
Good
Good
Communities nearest to the fires may see some haze and smoke from burnout activities on local fires.

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
Moderate
Good
Good
Republic
Moderate
Good
Good
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.