• Air Quality Alert

    WAC007-047-111530- Chelan-Okanogan- Including the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Entiat, Chelan, Manson, Plain, Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Oroville, Mazama, Winthrop, Methow, Twisp, and Conconully 825 AM PDT Fri Aug 10 2018 An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies: Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima Colville Confederated Tribes Washington Counties within the Air Quality Alert Include: Chelan Okanogan ...AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 10AM MONDAY... Unhealthy air will be common across Chelan and Okanogan counties due to the large wildfires currently burning. High pressure over the region will continue with light winds and very little ventilation of smoke from wildfires in Washington, Idaho, BC, areas to our south. Winds will increase Friday into Saturday but significant improvement isn't likely given the close proximity of the fires. 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. 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. $$

    Next Up: