Extremely Bad Air Quality in the Basin For At Least Another Day
The Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin is experiencing yet another day under an air stagnation advisory meaning the air quality is very poor and could cause breathing difficulties for certain groups of people
Here's the Warning from the national weather center:
AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Poor air quality. * WHERE...In Washington, Eastern Columbia River Gorge, Kittitas Valley, Yakima Valley, Lower Columbia Basin and Foothills of the Blue Mountains. In Oregon, East Columbia River Gorge, Lower Columbia Basin, Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains, Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains and North Central Oregon. * WHEN...Until 4 PM PST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Poor air quality may cause issues for people with respiratory problems. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... State air quality agencies highly recommend that no outdoor burning occur and that residential wood burning devices be limited as much as possible. According to state air quality agencies, prolonged periods of stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground where people live and breathe. Check with your local burn agency for any current restrictions in your area.
This air quality is particularly bad for the elderly, children and those with Asthma, etc... people in those groups should avoid outdoor activities.