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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:18 AM PDT Aug. 14, 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
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

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

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Spokane regional clean air agency

Washington counties within the air quality alert include:

Adams
Asotin
    Chelan
    Douglas
    Ferry
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Okanogan
    Spokane
    Whitman

Idaho counties within the air quality alert include:

Boundary
Bonner
Kootenai
Shoshone
Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis

... Air quality alert until 10am Wednesday...

Unhealthy air will be common across eastern Washington and north
Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.
High pressure over the region will continue with light winds and
very little ventilation of smoke from wildfires in Washington, Idaho,
BC, and areas to our south.

The Idaho department of environmental quality (deq) has issued an air
quality advisory and stage 1 air quality forecast and caution to
notify residents of Benewah, Bonner, boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone
counties of degraded air quality. Due to smoke from wildfires around
the western U.S. And areas in north Idaho and is forecast to continue
to be degraded for the next several days. The pollutant of concern is
fine particulate matter (pm2.5).

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 toward the end of
the week. The air quality alert will be reassessed on Wednesday for
the rest of the week based on these trends and upcoming weather
conditions.

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/


918 am PDT Tue Aug 14 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
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

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

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Spokane regional clean air agency

Washington counties within the air quality alert include:

Adams
Asotin
    Chelan
    Douglas
    Ferry
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Okanogan
    Spokane
    Whitman

Idaho counties within the air quality alert include:

Boundary
Bonner
Kootenai
Shoshone
Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis

... Air quality alert until 10am Wednesday...

Unhealthy air will be common across eastern Washington and north
Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.
High pressure over the region will continue with light winds and
very little ventilation of smoke from wildfires in Washington, Idaho,
BC, and areas to our south.

The Idaho department of environmental quality (deq) has issued an air
quality advisory and stage 1 air quality forecast and caution to
notify residents of Benewah, Bonner, boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone
counties of degraded air quality. Due to smoke from wildfires around
the western U.S. And areas in north Idaho and is forecast to continue
to be degraded for the next several days. The pollutant of concern is
fine particulate matter (pm2.5).

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 toward the end of
the week. The air quality alert will be reassessed on Wednesday for
the rest of the week based on these trends and upcoming weather
conditions.

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/



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