Severe Weather Alerts - Twisp, WA

  • Air Quality Alert

    Air Quality Alert in effect until Saturday, 5:45 PM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

...AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED THROUGH MONDAY MORNINGBY THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR CHELAN...DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN OKANOGAN AND NORTHERN GRANT COUNTY...

THE MILLS CANYON FIRE HAS GROWN TO OVER 18000 ACRES AND A FEW NEWFIRES WERE REPORTED IN CHELAN COUNTY. AS OF 1 PM FRIDAY NEW AIRQUALITY MONITORS IN ENTIAT SHOWED UNHEALTHY AIR. AIR QUALITY INLEAVENWORTH AND WENATCHEE HAVE BEEN HOVERING BETWEEN MODERATE ANDUNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS.

CITIES NEAR THE FIRES...INCLUDING ENTIAT...WENATCHEE...LEAVENWORTHAND CHELAN...WILL CONTINUE TO SEE PERIODIC SMOKE IMPACTS AT GROUNDLEVEL OVER THE WEEKEND. SMOKE IS UNLIKELY TO BLOW FAR INTO THECOLUMBIA BASIN...BUT COULD PUSH UP AGAINST THE CASCADES AND MAYCAUSE SOME HAZE NEAR THE CREST.

THE BIGGEST HEALTH THREAT COMES FROM THE FINE PARTICLES IN SMOKE.THESE CAN CAUSE BURNING EYES...RUNNING NOSE...BRONCHITIS AND OTHERILLNESSES. SMOKY AIR ALSO CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE...ANDIN EXTREME CASES MAY EVEN LEAD TO DEATH.

TAKE COMMON SENSE PRECAUTIONS. LIMIT ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDRENAND OTHERS SENSITIVE INDIVIDUAL INDOORS IF IT IS SMOKY. FOLLOWDOCTORS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE HEART OR LUNG CONDITIONS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGYWEBSITE AT.../USE ALL LOWER CASE/...HTTP://WWW.ECY.WA.GOV

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