Washington Smoke Map

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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).





Saturday, August 15, 2015

Smoke Summary Wolverine Fire Saturday, August 15

Saturday:  Winds from yesterday in general cleared out smoke from the region, although dense smoke impacted areas of Douglas County in the evening.  Today’s breezy weather conditions coupled with instability through the day will lead to active burning on the multiple new fire starts around Chelan.  The Wolverine Fire is also expected to burn actively.  High levels of smoke production are possible with variable local impacts.  Douglas and Grant Counties and the Colville Indian Reservation may see periods of significant smoke today.  Smoke from multiple regional fires may create smoky/hazy conditions across central and eastern Washington tonight and into tomorrow. 
Sunday:  Morning inversions coupled with light, terrain-driven winds may cause smoky conditions in Manson and Chelan in the morning and hazy conditions in Wenatchee. 
                     Monday:  Sunny with breezy north winds.  Local smoke possible in the morning.
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August 15
Today
Air Quality 
August 16
Sunday
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August 17
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Comments
Chelan
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Today, worst air quality in the afternoon. Intermittent periods of heavy smoke.
Manson
Unhealthy
USG
USG
Today, worst air quality in the afternoon, intermittent.
Methow Valley
Moderate
Moderate
USG

Wenatchee
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate

Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly, these predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.  The air quality outlook is based on data from automated instruments that have not been subjected to a quality assurance review. AQI’s estimated for sites with air monitors.
Index Levels of Health Concern

Actions Recommended by WA Department of Ecology to Reduce Smoke Exposure
Good

None
Moderate

People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should limit outdoor activities or do activities that take less effort, such as walking instead of running.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke.  These people should limit time spent outdoors.
Unhealthy

Everyone should limit time spent outdoors. Everyone should avoid exercising outdoors (including sports teams) and choose non-strenuous indoor activities. People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should stay indoors. Infants, children, pregnant women and adults over age 65 should also stay indoors.
Very Unhealthy

Everyone should stay indoors, do only light activities, and keep windows closed if it is not too hot. Run air conditioners on re-circulate and close the outside air intake. Use indoor air cleaners with HEPA filters, if available. If you must be outdoors, wear an N-95 respirator mask. People with chronic diseases should check with their health care provider before wearing a mask.
Check with your local health department for health information. People with asthma, lung and heart disease, or have had a stroke should check with their health care provider for advice about leaving the area. Anyone with shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving or speaking should call their health care provider or call 911.
Hazardous

Everyone should stay indoors, do only light activities, and keep windows closed if it is not too hot. Run air conditioners on re-circulate and close the outside air intake. Use indoor air cleaners with HEPA filters, if available. If you must be outdoors, wear an N-95 respirator mask. People with chronic diseases should check with their health care provider before wearing a mask.
Check with your local health department for health information. People with asthma, lung and heart disease, or have had a stroke should check with their health care provider for advice about leaving the area. Anyone with shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving or speaking should call their health care provider or call 911.


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