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Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 8:10 AM PDT Aug. 16, 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/


810 am PDT Thu Aug 16 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: 2:52 PM PDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening for wind and low relative humidity for the central
Cascades valleys and the East Washington central Cascade mountains...

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

* Affected area: fire weather zone 676 East Washington south
central Cascade valleys (zone 676)... fire weather zone 677
East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677) and fire
weather zone 682 East Washington central Cascade mountains
(zone 682).

* Winds: increasing to west 15 to 20 mph Friday afternoon and
continuing into Friday evening. In the Kittitas and Wenatchee
valleys evening gusts to 30 mph.

* Relative humidities: 15 to 22 percent during the afternoon and
early evening.

* Impacts: breezy conditions and low relative humidities during
the late afternoon and the evening recovery period 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.