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).


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/3/2016 Air Quality Outlook

We’re seeing good air quality throughout most of the state today. Some areas immediately downwind of fires can expect smoke impacts and as weather begins to shift and settle back into lighter winds and higher temps.  We may see some regional impacts from fires in Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Please check the Idaho and Oregon smoke blogs for updated information on fires in those states.

NWS Area Forecast Discussion. SYNOPSIS...
Our winds will be lighter today as Tuesday's storm system moves out of the region. Temperatures today will be cooler than average, but readings will climb quickly Thursday and Friday. Highs on Friday will be in the 90s. A slow moving low pressure system will bring a return of cooler temperatures and the chance for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend.


Excellent US Wildfire interactive mapping tool which includes weather alerts current fire information, videos of fires, fire perimeters and social media posts: 





WA State ambient air monitoring network




Good ventilation forecasted throughout the day!
 

2 comments:

  1. Its awful hazy with the faint smell of smoke in the upper Skagit valley. Why?

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    1. Hello,

      The Buck Creek Fire just east of the Cascade crest was blowing smoke into northwestern Washington and some foothills communities like Darrington and Arlington. However winds are shifting and we dont expect more smoke from that fire to impact Skagit County in the coming days. Once the residual smoke clears in the next few hours, air quality should be mostly Good.

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