Saturday, August 9, 2014

8-9-14 Air Quality Report

Smoke Synopsis:
Today should see sunny skies with light and variable winds.  Expect the diurnal upslope/downslope pattern to be evident. At the same time, temperatures will increase through Monday.  The decrease in winds will reduce transport of smoke up and out of the valleys during the afternoon.  The diurnal valley winds should cause smoke to concentrate again in the valleys downslope of the fires.  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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Saturday
August 9, 2014

Sunday
August 10, 2014

Monday
August 11, 2014

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Colville
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Wellpinit
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Omak
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Malott
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Brewster
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Winthrop
USG
USG
USG

Twisp
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy

Chelan
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Entiat
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Impacts should drop off after 10 AM each day
Plain
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Leavenworth
USG
USG
USG

Wenatchee
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Ellensburg
USG
USG
USG

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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