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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






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:47 PM EDT on August 29, 2015

743 PM PDT Aug 30 2015


... ... ... ... ... ... ..24 hour wind reports... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...


Station station elevation wind gust
name type (ft) (mph)
-------------------------------------------------------------------

... Id001 - northern ID Panhandle...

Cocolalla cw6412 CW 2398 ft 35
Priest Lake ra 2600 ft 33
Bonners Ferry ra 2320 ft 30


... Id002 - Coeur D'Alene area...

Coeur D'Alene Airport NW 2320 ft 47
Coeur D'Alene dw1188 CW 2280 ft 40


... Id003 - Idaho Palouse...



... Id004 - central ID Panhandle mountains...

Magee Peak ra 4720 ft 46
Nuckols ra 4000 ft 38
shock ra 3700 ft 34
lines creek ra 5140 ft 32
Wallace viaduct ID 2792 ft 31


... Id026 - Lewiston area...

Lewiston Airport NW 1437 ft 72
shirrod hill ID 2850 ft 57
Reubens cw1621 CW 3481 ft 48
Lewiston cw6105 CW 1435 ft 32


... Id027 - Lewis and southern Nez Perce counties...

Corral Creek ra 2690 ft 54
Mission Creek ra 3411 ft 49


... Wa031 - northeast Blue Mountains...

Alder Ridge ra 4500 ft 66


... Wa032 - lower Garfield and Asotin counties...

Alpowa Summit WA 1775 ft 52
Silcott Island ag 825 ft 43


... Wa033 - Washington Palouse...

Escure ra 1740 ft 44
Pullman Airport NW 2542 ft 44
Lake Bryan - Rice Bar ag 630 ft 36


... Wa034 - Moses Lake area...

Beverly -- 554 ft 53
Moses Lake Airport NW 1184 ft 46
Saddle Mountain ra 634 ft 44
George ag 1152 ft 43
Ephrata Airport NW 1276 ft 43
Othello ra 855 ft 38


... Wa035 - upper Columbia Basin...

Odessa ag 1650 ft 46
Spring Canyon ra 1340 ft 42
sr 395 at Ritzville WA 1823 ft 40
Lind ag 1476 ft 39
Lind #1 SC 1640 ft 37
Grand Coulee dam ag 1324 ft 37


... Wa036 - Spokane area...

Spokane international Airport NW 2372 ft 48
Fairchild Air Force Base NW 2461 ft 47
Seven Bays Marina ag 1374 ft 40
Spokane Felts Field NW 1952 ft 39
Reardan cw9805 CW 2450 ft 36
Spangle WA 2444 ft 35
Cheney ra 2230 ft 32


... Wa037 - northeast mountains...

Rice wd7k-4 CW 2851 ft 40
midnite mine ra 2885 ft 35
teepee seed Orchard ra 3280 ft 34
Kettle Falls ra 1310 ft 32
Deer Mountain ra 3340 ft 31


... Wa038 - Okanogan Highlands...

Lost Lake ra 3876 ft 36
Gold Mountain ra 4686 ft 35
Iron Mountain ra 4350 ft 33


... Wa041 - Wenatchee area...

Lake-Chelan fa 1260 ft 38
Entiat ra 2825 ft 34


... Wa042 - east slopes northern Cascades...

Aeneas ra 5185 ft 49
Douglas Ingram Ridge ra 3566 ft 40
leecher ra 4991 ft 40


... Wa043 - Okanogan Valley...

Omak Airport NW 1302 ft 38
Oroville ra 1450 ft 35
Nespelem ra 1900 ft 35
Kramer ra 2720 ft 34
chief Joseph dam ag 996 ft 32


... Wa044 - Waterville Plateau...

Douglas ra 2530 ft 41



Sr - ski resort
ra - RAWS
NW - NWS/FAA
co - coop
SC - scan
CR - cocorahs
ha - hads
ID - itd
wq - waaq
MD - Mt dot
sp - spotter
ag - agrimet
fa - ncawos
CW - aprswxnet/cwop
sn - snotel
av - nwaval
WA - WA dot


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