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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Thursday September 17, 2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Regional Fires- Thursday September 17, 2015
Prepared by Carolyn Kelly (ckelly8384@gmail.com), Air Resource Advisor Trainee

Smoke Summary: Today is expected to be cool and showery as rain comes through later in the morning. Steady rains early on and light showers if any later in the day can be expected along with cooling air coming through. Fire behavior will be minimal today.

Extended Outlook:  The trend of improved air quality over the NE region will continue. Friday will see the start of some dry air and warming through the weekend and more winds are expected Sunday as several weak weather disturbances pass through the region.

*Monitoring stations for Tonasket, Orient, and Kettle Falls have been shut down due to machine malfunction as of 09/10/2015.      
Site
Air Quality
Comments
September 16
Wednesday
September 17
Thursday
September 18
Friday
Spokane Metro
Good
Good
Good
Communities nearest to the fires may see some haze and smoke from burnout activities on local fires.

Davenport
Good
Good
Good
Colville
Good
Good
Good
Kettle Falls*
Good
Good
Good
Wellpinit
Good
Good
Good
Orient*
Good
Good
Good
Inchelium
Good
Good
Good
Omak
Good
Good
Good
Nespelem
Moderate
Good
Good
Republic
Moderate
Good
Good
Tonasket*
Good
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.

 Webcam in republic, WA: http://rcabletv.com/cam_republic.html

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