West Slopes North Central Cascades and Passes Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:10 AM PDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect for western Washington from 10 am
this morning to 5 PM PDT Wednesday...

An air quality alert for smoke has been issued by the following
agencies:
Washington state department of ecology,
northwest clean air agency,
olympic region clean air agency,
Puget Sound clean air agency, and
southwest clean air agency.

Unhealthy air will become common across the area due to smoke from
large wildfires in British Columbia and on the east slopes of the North
Washington Cascades. Some improvement in ventilation is expected
late Wednesday.

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 doctor.

For current air quality conditions, health precautions, and
additional information on wildland fire smoke, visit the Washington more
information, please visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com. You may also contact your local air
quality agency.


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310 am PDT sun Aug 19 2018

... Air quality alert in effect for western Washington from 10 am
this morning to 5 PM PDT Wednesday...

An air quality alert for smoke has been issued by the following
agencies:
Washington state department of ecology,
northwest clean air agency,
olympic region clean air agency,
Puget Sound clean air agency, and
southwest clean air agency.

Unhealthy air will become common across the area due to smoke from
large wildfires in British Columbia and on the east slopes of the North
Washington Cascades. Some improvement in ventilation is expected
late Wednesday.

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 doctor.

For current air quality conditions, health precautions, and
additional information on wildland fire smoke, visit the Washington more
information, please visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com. You may also contact your local air
quality agency.


Www.Ecy.WA.Gov

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:37 PM PDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 5 am to 6 PM PDT Monday for
gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 650, 653,
656 and 658...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a red flag
warning for moderate breezes and low humidity, which is in effect
from 5 am to 6 PM PDT Monday.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 650, 653, 656 and 658. This
includes the west side of the north Cascades, the upper Skagit
Valley, western Whatcom County including Bellingham, the San
Juan Islands and parts of the northwest olympic peninsula.

* Winds... northeast wind in excess of 12 mph will develop on
Monday morning. Exposed locations such as ridgetops and
communities northeast of Bellingham could gust around 20 to 25
mph.

* Relative humidity... 20 to 35 percent.

* Impacts... a combination of moderate breezes, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to rapid rates
of spread and down-wind spotting on existing fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either imminent or occurring now. Any fires that develop will
likely spread quickly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.



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