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Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:22 AM PDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Washington counties within the air quality
alert include:

Adams
Asotin
    Douglas
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Spokane
    Whitman

Idaho counties within the air quality alert include:

Boundary
Bonner
Kootenai
Shoshone
Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis
    Clearwater
    Idaho


... Air quality alert until Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common at times across eastern Washington
and north Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around
the region.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

Some improvement in ventilation will be possible over the weekend,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected
to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday smoke from ongoing fires
in British Columbia is likely to drift into Washington and Idaho
and cause a more pronounced and prolonged return to unhealthy
levels.

For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com and for current Washington air quality
levels, visit https://fortress.WA.Gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.Gov.
You may also contact your local air quality agency.

Additional information for health recommendations, air quality, and
wildfire information for Idaho can be found on the Idaho smoke
information blog at http://idsmoke.Blogspot.Com/







922 am PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Colville confederated tribes
Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima

Washington counties within the air quality
alert include:

    Chelan
    Ferry
    Okanogan

... Air quality alert until Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common due to the large wildfires
currently burning in the region.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

In addition to smoke from local fires in the area the wind is
expected to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday and bring
additional smoke from ongoing fires into Washington which will
continue to keep air quality at unhealthy levels.

For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com and for current Washington air quality
levels, visit https://fortress.WA.Gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.Gov.
You may also contact your local air quality agency.




922 am PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Washington counties within the air quality
alert include:

Adams
Asotin
    Douglas
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Spokane
    Whitman

Idaho counties within the air quality alert include:

Boundary
Bonner
Kootenai
Shoshone
Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis
    Clearwater
    Idaho


... Air quality alert until Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common at times across eastern Washington
and north Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around
the region.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

Some improvement in ventilation will be possible over the weekend,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected
to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday smoke from ongoing fires
in British Columbia is likely to drift into Washington and Idaho
and cause a more pronounced and prolonged return to unhealthy
levels.

For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com and for current Washington air quality
levels, visit https://fortress.WA.Gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.Gov.
You may also contact your local air quality agency.

Additional information for health recommendations, air quality, and
wildfire information for Idaho can be found on the Idaho smoke
information blog at http://idsmoke.Blogspot.Com/







922 am PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Colville confederated tribes
Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima

Washington counties within the air quality
alert include:

    Chelan
    Ferry
    Okanogan

... Air quality alert until Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common due to the large wildfires
currently burning in the region.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

In addition to smoke from local fires in the area the wind is
expected to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday and bring
additional smoke from ongoing fires into Washington which will
continue to keep air quality at unhealthy levels.

For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com and for current Washington air quality
levels, visit https://fortress.WA.Gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.Gov.
You may also contact your local air quality agency.





Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:15 AM PDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Monday afternoon for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zone 673 and 684...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from
Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673) and fire weather zone 684 East
Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684).

* Winds: northeast 15 to 30 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.

* Relative humidities: 13 to 20 percent.

* Impacts: strong sustained winds and low relative humidities
will promote rapid fire spread of existing fires and any new
fire starts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.