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 17, 2016

Burn bans, fire weather concerns and air quality

In spite of some active wildfires, statewide air quality is good at present and should not degrade much if we can get through the next few days without significant new fires. No thunderstorms are expected in the next week, so we must do our part to prevent any new, human- caused fires.

Much of the state is under red flag warnings, fire weather watches and excessive heat warnings between Thursday and Saturday. Fire concerns are mostly from strong, dry northerly winds. Periods of blowing dust in parts of the Columbia Basin are possible.

Pink = Red Flag Warning
Beige =  Fire Weather Watch
Brown= Excessive Heat Watch

A burn ban has been called on all state lands through the end of September.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We encourage your questions, comments and feedback and ask that everyone be respectful of others opinions and avoid comments that are defamatory, inappropriate or off-topic.