Outlook for Overview

Smoke: The air quality for Winthrop and Twisp will improve to a moderate AQI today and tomorrow. Mazama will see the improvements in the Evenings around 6 PM but be aware that air quality will be poor during the day. Expect VERY UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS from Noon thru 5 PM. The Okanogan Valley should expect better conditions but the air quality will be UNHEALTHY for the entire day and clearing in the evening to a MODERATE AQI.

Fire: Fire is 24,293 acres.

Other: Air quality will be improving today and tomorrow for most of the Methow Valley and Okanogan Valley.

Daily AQI Forecast for Aug 12, 2017
Yesterday Fri   Forecast Sat Sun
Station hourly 8/11 Comment for Today -- Sat, Aug 12 8/12 8/13
Mazama
Between the times of 12 PM and 5 PM the air quality will be Very Unhealthy to Hazardous. Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Winthrop
Unhealthy Conditions may be seen from Noon through 5 PM.
Twisp
Unhealthy Conditions may be seen from Noon through 5 PM.
Okanogan
Air quality will be Unhealthy. Sensitive Groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity
Omak-Colville Tribe
Unhealthy Conditions will be seen after Midnight with conditions improving throughout the day.
Issued Aug 12, 2017 by Lou Ballard ARA and Bailey Rapp ARA Trainee
Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
USG People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity.
Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.

Disclaimer: Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.