Western Washington Air Quality : This fire season has been quiet due to the high air quality in Western Washington. However, a smokey cloud is forecast to circle the area, causing the worst air quality of the year. Famous forecaster Nick Allard predicted that northeast winds will increase on Saturday and last until Monday. These gusts will bring Washington and Canadian wildfire smoke. Smoke from both sorts of fires may increase pollution.
Because the Washington Cascades flames are so close, ground-level air quality is deteriorating. However, remote wildfires usually produce smoke that rises. This is different in crowded places. Starting Saturday afternoon, this is predicted to worsen on Sunday and Monday.
Recent predictions indicate that the Air Quality Index (AQI) will remain moderate from Everett to Tacoma. This may disturb air-chemical-sensitive people. North and east, air quality becomes “unhealthy for sensitive cohorts.” The Air Quality Index (AQI) reveals air pollution that may be harmful to some people near fires.
Firefighters around Puget Sound are busy with many calls during this review. The mix of humid and dry weather makes the issue worse. Fort Steilacoom Park had a three-story fire on Wednesday. Because of this, the authorities had to advise many locals to leave. A Green Lake house burned down immediately due to this event. A lit candle fell over in a tent in a Seattle homeless camp, starting a fire.
Western Washington has banned burning due to the drought. This comprises Skagit, Whatcom, King, Island, and Snohomish counties, the most famous.
It’s crucial to remember that smoke projections are unreliable even now. Even modest variations in wind prediction and fire growth or extinguishment might affect smoke exposure.