Spokane Clean Air staff provides maintenance to an air quality monitor.

Air Quality

Air is a precious resource

With every breath we take, our lungs are exposed to the world around us, filtering over 11,000 liters of air each day.

Breathing polluted air can harm our health by inflaming and damaging lung tissue. This weakens our lung’s ability to fight off contaminants and infections.

Thanks to decades of progress and technological advances, the Spokane region has good air quality on most days of the year. There are days, however, when our air quality fails to meet health-based standards. This most often occurs in summer due to wildfire smoke.

Air Quality Index

Moderate51 – 100
Today’s Forecast

How we monitor Spokane’s air

We measure various outdoor air pollutants at monitoring stations throughout Spokane County. Each site provides hourly and daily readings of pollutant concentrations.

Monitoring air quality and weather patterns enables us to:

  • Forecast daily air quality conditions and significant events
  • Report current air quality in our communities
  • Issue burn bans on indoor wood heating and outdoor burning
  • Help people use data to make clean air choices
Questions? Give us a call.


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