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
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.