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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 10:50 AM PDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on August 30, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

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

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com





1050 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

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

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com






Local Storm Report



08/29/2015 1000 am

15 miles W of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust u0.00 mph, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Visiblity less than 1/4 mile along hwys 395 and 21




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Vantage, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e40.00 mph, reported by dept of highways.


            Interstate 90 closed between Vantage and George due to
            low visibility in dust storm. Milepost 138-155.




08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 1045 am

22 miles SW of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40.00 mph, reported by amateur radio.


            33g40mph 1/2mile visiblity or less with 0 in some spots.




08/29/2015 1000 am

15 miles W of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust u0.00 mph, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Visiblity less than 1/4 mile along hwys 395 and 21




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Vantage, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e40.00 mph, reported by dept of highways.


            Interstate 90 closed between Vantage and George due to
            low visibility in dust storm. Milepost 138-155.




08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 1045 am

22 miles SW of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40.00 mph, reported by amateur radio.


            33g40mph 1/2mile visiblity or less with 0 in some spots.




08/29/2015 1000 am

15 miles W of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust u0.00 mph, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Visiblity less than 1/4 mile along hwys 395 and 21




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Vantage, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e40.00 mph, reported by dept of highways.


            Interstate 90 closed between Vantage and George due to
            low visibility in dust storm. Milepost 138-155.




08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 1045 am

22 miles SW of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40.00 mph, reported by amateur radio.


            33g40mph 1/2mile visiblity or less with 0 in some spots.




08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 0100 PM

2 miles NW of Moses Lake, Grant County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m50 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind 30g50mph





08/29/2015 1045 am

22 miles SW of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40 mph, reported by amateur radio.


            33g40mph 1/2mile visiblity or less with 0 in some spots.





08/29/2015 1045 am

22 miles SW of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m40 mph, reported by amateur radio.


            33g40mph 1/2mile visiblity or less with 0 in some spots.





08/29/2015 1000 am

15 miles W of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust u0 mph, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Visiblity less than 1/4 mile along hwys 395 and 21





08/29/2015 1000 am

15 miles W of Ritzville, Adams County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust u0 mph, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Visiblity less than 1/4 mile along hwys 395 and 21



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