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).


AIR QUALITY FORECASTING



Below are links to some of the tools professional air quality forecasters use to help predict air quality. Each product has its own strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. Users are advised that interpreting results from the models can be difficult.  Proceed with caution.


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA)
See “1Hr Average Surface Smoke” 

Links for fire and smoke forecasting


Washington State University (WSU)
On left menu, click “Species” then “PM2.5” for forecasts of fine particles


United States Forest Service (USFS)
Smoke Forecast - Pacific Northwest


British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
Smoke Forecast - Western Canada



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