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).





Friday, August 14, 2015

Wolverine Fire Smoke Report for Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday:  Red flag warning until 8pm today for both thunderstorms and flash floods. The fire burned actively all night creating moderate to unhealthy air quality before midnight and in the early morning for the Lake Chelan area.  Near noon, northwest winds 30-40 mph are expected, bringing cooler conditions.  Limited smoke lofting is expected due to windy conditions at all levels through the afternoon.  Haze and smoke may affect a large area of central-eastern Washington and Northern Idaho today.  
Saturday:  Valley inversions in the early morning coupled with light down valley winds may create local areas of smoke in  Manson and Chelan.  Afternoon winds primarily west-northwest could prolong local smoky conditions and impact air quality in the Moses Lake area.  Smoke from multiple fires in the northern Cascade mountains could affect air quality in the Methow Valley area.
Sunday:  Mild and drier weather expected.
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August 14
Today
Air Quality 
August 15
Saturday
Air Quality
August 16
Sunday
Air Quality
Comments
Chelan
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Today, worst air quality in the morning.
Manson
USG
USG
Moderate
Today, worst air quality in the morning.
Methow Valley
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Intermittent moderate air quality in the afternoon.
Wenatchee
Moderate
Good
Good

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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