Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties

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Air Quality Alert

Expires 10:45 AM EDT on August 18, 2018
Statement as of 7:36 am PDT on August 17, 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/


736 am PDT Fri Aug 17 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 Warning

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 17, 2018
Statement as of 6:21 am PDT on August 17, 2018

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening
for abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds for fire weather
zones 643 and 645...

* affected area... in Washington and Oregon... fire weather zones
643 and 645 covering the northern Blue Mountains... Wallowa
County... and Asotin County.

* Timing... scattered thunderstorms through this evening.

* Lightning activity... 3.

* Precipitation... some storms may bring up to two tenths of
rainfall.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.




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