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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:12 AM PDT Aug. 15, 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/



912 am PDT Wed Aug 15 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: 2:59 PM PDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday morning for dry thunderstorms for fire weather zones 674
and 101...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for thunderstorms, which is in effect from Thursday evening
through Friday morning.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 101 northern and central
Idaho Panhandle (zone 101) and fire weather zone 674 East
Washington Palouse and Spokane area (zone 674).

* Thunderstorms: isolated thunderstorms with little or no rain
will develop late Thursday night over eastern Washington with
storms moving northeast into the Idaho Panhandle during the
morning hours.

* Outflow winds: local gusts to 30 mph.

* Impacts: lightning will efficiently ignite dry fuels around the
region.

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.