Yakima Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 1:42 PM PDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



142 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



1159 am PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



1159 am PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



1215 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties in
central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



1215 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties in
central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.


1207 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties in
central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across southeastern Washington
due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.


1207 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Tuesday for the following counties in
central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across southeastern Washington
due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in air quality due to better ventilation will be
possible over the weekend, potentially allowing the air quality to
oscillate between unhealthy and moderate to good for a brief spell.
However with wind expected to turn northerly Sunday night into
Monday smoke from ongoing fires in British Columbia and in north
central and northeast Washington is likely to drift into the lower
Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south central and
southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.



1159 am PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common at times across southeastern Washington
due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in ventilation will be possible over the weekend,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected
to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday smoke from ongoing fires
in British Columbia and far northern Washington is likely to drift
into the lower Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south
central and southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.



1159 am PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon PDT Tuesday...

Unhealthy air will be common at times across southeastern Washington
due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

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.

Some improvement in ventilation will be possible over the weekend,
potentially allowing the air quality to oscillate between unhealthy
and moderate to good for a brief spell, however with wind expected
to turn northerly Sunday night into Monday smoke from ongoing fires
in British Columbia and far northern Washington is likely to drift
into the lower Columbia Basin and adjacent valleys in central, south
central and southeast Washington Sunday night and Monday.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.