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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:54 AM PDT Aug. 13, 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
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

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

Unhealthy to very unhealthy air will be common across north central
and eastern Washington, including Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend
Oreille, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Spokane counties due to
local and regional wildfires currently burning. Moderate to
unhealthy air is expected in Grant and Adams counties. Air quality
is expected to degrade across Whitman, Garfield and Asotin counties
by Tuesday into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups
category.

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.

Fire activity will continue to be monitored for additional. 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.



954 am PDT Mon Aug 13 2018

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

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

Unhealthy to very unhealthy air will be common across north central
and eastern Washington, including Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend
Oreille, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Spokane counties due to
local and regional wildfires currently burning. Moderate to
unhealthy air is expected in Grant and Adams counties. Air quality
is expected to degrade across Whitman, Garfield and Asotin counties
by Tuesday into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups
category.

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.

Fire activity will continue to be monitored for additional. 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.



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