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).

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wildfire smoke forecast through 2 September

The weekend windstorm, dubbed by some as the worst summer windstorm in state history, has helped dramatically clean out the air statewide. Here's the progression of air quality conditions since Friday:

Friday 28 August

Saturday 29 August

Sunday 30 August

With several weather systems expected to pass through the state this week, air quality is expected to remain mostly Good during the daytime, with nights degrading to Moderate or USG in places like the Lewis-Clark valley. Parts of Yakima county might see a little smoke from the Cougar Creek fire, but Goldendale is likely to remain upwind of this fire.

Western Washington is expected to remain Good through the week.

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