Monday, July 6, 2015

A Bad Air Night in Northwest Washington (Bellingham)

The smoke from fires in BC has descended on parts of northwest Washington. Bellingham's air is flat out unhealthy - a very unusual circumstance. It was poor all day on July 5 but this evening it progressively got worse and is on the border of unhealthy for any activity.

Air quality stations and status of air health can be found here:

Plot of the Yew Street station:

One can see the July 4 fireworks peak and the rapid drop off. Slightly after noon the smoke which was already present and noticeable began to get worse and has continued all evening. Close to real time data can be found here:


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