Washington Smoke Map

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wolverine Fire - Smoke Summary Saturday, 8/8/15

Today:  Morning – Warm and dry with light southerly winds from the Columbia River Gorge flowing up valley around 10 am, highs in the 90’s.  By early afternoon, winds will shift to northwesterly and down lake and may increase to 10-15 mph with southwesterly winds aloft.  Afternoon and evening isolated thunder showers possible for the Goode Fire.    Expect some pooling of smoke and hazy conditions over Lake Chelan and the Twisp and Winthrop areas during the afternoon wind direction shift.  Mid to late afternoon air quality in Stehekin should improve.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with an increased chance of isolated thunderstorms and some cooling
Monday:   Increased chance of thunderstorms, cooler and wetter conditions possible.
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August 8
Today
August 9
Tomorrow
August 10
Monday
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Chelan
Moderate  
Moderate
Moderate

Manson
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.

For more information about smoke in Washington State, visit http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

For more information about the Wolverine Fire and other fires, visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

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