Holy Smokes! Air Quality Alert Issued Through 5 pm Wednesday

Posted September 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm by

False Bay, No Mountains - Photo Peggy Sue McRae

The moun­tains are def­i­nite­ly not out today. My pho­to of False Bay with­out the Olympics may look like a sepia toned antique but that is the real col­or and the pho­to was tak­en this morn­ing. Due to region­al wild­fires we are once again expe­ri­enc­ing smokey air. Here is the Air Qual­i­ty Alert from the Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice issued this morn­ing, Sept 5, at 9:53 am…

An air qual­i­ty alert has been issued by the Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice. It is in effect through 5 PM PDT Wednes­day afternoon.

Smoke from wild­fires in east­ern Wash­ing­ton and Mon­tana will con­tin­ue to drift west­ward into west­ern Wash­ing­ton today into Wednes­day morn­ing. The cen­tral Puget Sound region and the moun­tains will be the most impact­ed by the smoke. Expect the air qual­i­ty to become unhealthy for sen­si­tive groups today into Wednes­day morn­ing with loca­tions between 1000 to 1500 feet like­ly to expe­ri­ence the low­est air qual­i­ty conditions.

Con­di­tions are expect­ed to begin improv­ing tonight along the coast, and the inte­ri­or on Wednes­day, as marine air push­es inland and souther­ly flow aloft push­es the smoke out of the area.

Chil­dren, the elder­ly, and indi­vid­u­als with res­pi­ra­to­ry ill­ness­es are most at risk of seri­ous health effects. These groups should lim­it or avoid time outdoors.

For more infor­ma­tion on burn bans and the air qual­i­ty in your area, please vis­it the fol­low­ing web sites.

Smokey Sun - Photo
Lynn Tarabochia

Wash­ing­ton state depart­ment of ecol­o­gy: www.Ecy.WA.Gov
Puget Sound clean air agency: pscleanair.Org
north­west clean air agency: nwcleanairwa.Gov

For infor­ma­tion on the smoke affect­ing Wash­ing­ton state, vis­it the Wash­ing­ton smoke blog at http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com.

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