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Thursday, August 7, 2014

8-7-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
Expect similar conditions today as yesterday – westerly flow and sunny.  Yesterday’s smoke on active fires lifted out of valleys and was transported west with the transport winds.  An upper level trough will approach this area today and then pass through the region on Friday causing a small change in transport wind direction in some areas and some additional cloudiness which could delay when the smoke lifts out of the valleys.  Fires are now widespread across entire region with the potential to contribute to a regional smoke haze that will be evident in many cities in the Columbia River Valley.
Air Quality Outlook:
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Thursday
August 7, 2014

Friday
August 8, 2014

Saturday
August 9, 2014

Comments
Colville
USG
USG
USG
Being affected by Devil’s Elbow fire smoke.
Wellpinit
Moderate
USG
USG
Winds could push Devil’s Elbow fire smoke to town on Friday.
Omak
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Being affected by Falls Creek fire smoke.
Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Brewster
Good
Good
Moderate

Winthrop
Good
Moderate
USG

Twisp
USG
USG
USG

Chelan
Moderate
USG
USG
Being affected by Duncan fire smoke.
Entiat
Moderate
USG
USG
Being affected by Duncan fire smoke
Plain
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Could see smoke from Shoofly fire
Leavenworth
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Wenatchee
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Ellensburg
Good
Good
Moderate
Winds should push smoke away from town
Yakima
Good
Good
Good

For detailed information about the color coded air quality categories, please see:
Warning: These data have been obtained from automated instruments and have not been subjected to a quality assurance review to determine their accuracy. They are presented for public awareness and should not be considered final. Conditions such as power outages and equipment malfunctions can produce invalid data.

1 Since wildfires often occur in remote areas, air monitoring equipment may not be available. The following table provides a quick method to assess air quality in your area. For more detailed information you can go to the following site: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/wildfires/visibility.htm

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