Washington's Air Monitoring Network grades air quality by the following categories:
Unhealthy For Sensitive Group
Residents in Darrington with respiratory problems may have a hard time breathing as smoke from the Suiattle Fire caused air quality to be categorized as 'unhealthy for sensitive groups.' Depending on the fire and smoke activity over the next couple of days, air quality can stay at its current level or switch to 'moderate.'
Air quality in Okanogan and Whatcom counties are expected to vary between 'good' and 'unhealthy for sensitive groups' over the next few days.
here's a view from above pic.twitter.com/nkAUAavpiY— NWS Spokane (@NWSSpokane) August 1, 2017
Winds will start to come from the east by mid-week, bringing smoke into central and eastern Washington.
To see what resources are available to protect you from smoke effects, click here.
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