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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:12 AM PDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
    Nez Perce tribe
    Colville confederated tribes
    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
    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
    Clearwater
    Idaho


... Air quality alert until 10am Friday...

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

The Idaho department of environmental quality (deq) has issued a stage
1 air quality forecast and caution to notify residents of Benewah,
Bonner, boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis,
Clearwater, and Idaho 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 Friday for the
weekend 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/



912 am PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

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

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
    Nez Perce tribe
    Colville confederated tribes
    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
    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
    Clearwater
    Idaho


... Air quality alert until 10am Friday...

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

The Idaho department of environmental quality (deq) has issued a stage
1 air quality forecast and caution to notify residents of Benewah,
Bonner, boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis,
Clearwater, and Idaho 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 Friday for the
weekend 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/


Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:18 PM MDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening for lightning for northern Boise blm... western
Payette National Forest... eastern Payette National Forest...
northern Boise National Forest... Treasure valley blm... southern
Boise National Forest/western Sawtooth National Forest and
western Twin Falls blm... which are fire weather zones 400... 401...
402... 403... 420... 421 and 424...

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* Thunderstorms... isolated thunderstorms are possible Thursday
afternoon and evening, but increasing in coverage Friday.

* Outflow winds... over 40 mph are possible.

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.




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114 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening...

* affected area:
   fire zone 102 (palouse/hells canyon).
   Fire zone 103 (clearwater/nez perce).

* Impacts: a mixture of dry and wet thunderstorms are possible by
Friday afternoon. These storms will be capable of producing
frequent lightning, strong, erratic winds and hail. Also to note
will be the possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm
activity due to prolonged outflows.




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