18 Sep, 2020 01:45 am

Is Smoke Finally On The Way Out?

One week after massive amounts of smoke arrived in Washington, forecasters are optimistic for a reversal of fortune.

Forecasters expect a noticeable improvement to the air quality beginning Friday and gradually increasing into the weekend.An air quality alert will remain active for King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties until 10 a.(But for now, remember that air quality is still unhealthy to very unhealthy in much of the state, and continue to protect yourself).11, sourced primarily from historic wildfires burning in Oregon and California, winds have continued to pull in new smoke to the region, often degrading air quality to hazardous levels in the Seattle area.

(Washington State Department of Ecology) p Live updates on air quality can be found via the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, AirNow and Department of Ecology websites, along with the daily smoke forecast.Why do air quality numbers differ between sources?

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