Friday, September 28, 2012

9/28/12 Wildfire Smoke Forecast 0800 PDT

9-28-12 Air Monitor Update 0800 PDT
Central Region Ecology Air Quality Report  
               Chelan County:
Wenatchee- Hazardous
Leavenworth- Unhealthy
Chelan- Unhealthy for sensitive groups
Okanogan County:
Omak - Moderate
Winthrop – Unhealthy for sensitive groups
Twisp-  Moderate
Kittitas County:
Ellensburg- Very Unhealthy
Yakima County:
Yakima- Unhealthy for sensitive groups
White Swan-Unhealthy for sensitive groups
Toppenish- Unhealthy for sensitive groups
         Klickitat County:
Goldendale- Moderate

Eastern Region Ecology Air Quality Report
Blue Mt. Area
Clarkston  -  unhealthy for sensitive groups
Dayton  -   good
Walla Walla  -  moderate
Palouse Area
Pullman  -  unhealthy for sensitive groups
Rosalia  -  moderate
LaCrosse  -  moderate
Colville  -  good
Wellpinit  -  good  
Central Washington Air Quality Report from Forest Service Temporary Monitor Locations
Chelan County:
Wenatchee(Confluence Park)- “Very Unhealthy”
Cashmere- “Hazardous”
Entiat- “Unhealthy”
Okanogan County:
Pateros- “Unhealthy for sensitive groups”
Grant County:
Quincy-  “Unhealthy for sensitive groups”
Kittitas County:
Liberty - “Hazardous”
Klickitat County
Trout Lake- “Very Unhealthy”

Eastern cont., Ecology Air Quality Report
Columbia Basin
Kennewick  -  moderate
Mesa  - moderate 
Moses Lake  - moderate
Ritzville  - moderate
Spokane Area
Spokane, - unhealthy for Sensitive groups
Liberty Lake - unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Another very useful webpage for a grab hourly and 24 hour data, Puget Sound Clean Air and their air quality tool:
Remember the Eastern Washington Burn Ban remains effective through Sunday, September, 30, 2012.
9/28/12 Wildfire Smoke Forecast 0800 PDT
Air Quality forecast, 8AM Friday 28 September 2012
Issued by,
Clint Bowman, Washington State Dept. of Ecology
The air quality in Liberty and Cashmere registered as Hazardous this morning. While Wenatchee and Trout Lake came in as Very Unhealthy.  Much cleaner, but still Unhealthy, Entiat.
Pateros and Quincy were in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.  The past few days have had a good diurnal (daily) cycle of clearing in mid to late afternoon with increasing concentrations peaking just before sunrise.
On across Eastern Washington most locations are experiencing Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality.  Only Colville, Wellpinit, and Dayton are in the Good air quality area.
Today expect the air quality to start out much the same as yesterday before a weakening cold front kicks up winds this evening.  Over this weekend the mid-level winds will gradually increase and gradually work their way downward to begin to move the smoke out of the region.  There is no precipitation in the forecast sufficient to affect the wildfires and smoke will continue to be an air quality problem into next week as the surface winds subside.
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for Eastern Washington <>
The Governor has extended a burn ban on all outdoor burning in eastern Washington through midnight Sunday.

Ecology Air Quality Monitoring Network Map:
  - when browsing the monitoring web page, click on the dots and you can then click on View more information to find out the latest hourly values even if the dot is grey

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