Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 12:50 PM PDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

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
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

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
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
    Douglas
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    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 Tuesday...

Unhealthy air quality will be common at times across eastern
Washington and north Idaho due to the large wildfires currently
burning around the region.

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 through Tuesday,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected to
turn northerly Monday bringing smoke from ongoing fires in British
Columbia is likely to drift into Washington and Idaho and cause a
more pronounced and prolonged return to unhealthy levels.

The air quality alert will be reevaluated Monday and Tuesday by the
agencies listed above and determine if it needs to be extended at
that point.

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/




1250 PM PDT sun Aug 19 2018

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
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

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
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
    Douglas
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    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 Tuesday...

Unhealthy air quality will be common at times across eastern
Washington and north Idaho due to the large wildfires currently
burning around the region.

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 through Tuesday,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected to
turn northerly Monday bringing smoke from ongoing fires in British
Columbia is likely to drift into Washington and Idaho and cause a
more pronounced and prolonged return to unhealthy levels.

The air quality alert will be reevaluated Monday and Tuesday by the
agencies listed above and determine if it needs to be extended at
that point.

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 Warning
Issued: 8:46 PM PDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am to 9 PM PDT
Monday for gusty winds and low humidity for fire weather zones
641 and 675...

* affected area... fire weather zone 641 in Oregon and
Washington.Fire weather zone 675 in Washington.

* Timing... winds will increase before daybreak Monday morning.
Relative humidity will reach critical values before noon.
Relative humidity will improve late Monday evening.

* Wind... in fwz 675 north winds 9 to 18 mph with gusts to 30
mph.Highest winds on exposed ridges. In fwz 641 north to
northeast winds 4 to 8 mph increasing to 6 to 11 mph with
gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds will decrease in both
zones after Sundown.

* Humidity... 15 to 20 percent in the afternoon.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.




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