Wednesday, August 30, 2017

When will this smoke go away? Not yet!

Smoke from Oregon continues to get pushed over central and eastern Washington, but this should get out of the way late tonight to make way for smoke from local fires.  As winds from the Northwest push their way through the state tomorrow, there should be some very brief relief from smokey air in eastern Washington communities like Moses Lake and possibly even Spokane.  Unfortunately, smoke from the Jolly Mountain fire and Norse Peak fire will quickly fill that void tomorrow evening.  Plumes from the Diamond Creek fire are also expected to meander a bit and contribute to smoky conditions around the Colville reservation and further downwind.

For communities like Yakima, Ellensburg, and Tri-Cities, the smoke from Oregon will quickly be replaced with smoke from our own state so you may not even notice a difference over the next couple days.

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