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News & Notices


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September 21, 2021

Should You Exercise Outside in Air Pollution?

From U.S. EPA, Science Matters, published Sept. 20, 2021: Science has shown the benefits of exercise or physical activity. But what about exercising outside when there is high air pollution, such
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August 30, 2021

Be cautious of where you find your air quality data

As wildfire smoke continues to cloud our air, it’s important to know where to get reliable, accurate air quality data that corresponds to national, health-based standards. With the influx
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August 18, 2021

Ford Corkscrew Fire quickly degrades Spokane’s air quality

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, winds unexpectedly shifted and quickly brought smoke from the Ford Corkscrew Fire into the Spokane area. Within an hour, air quality degraded from Moderate/Yellow to Unhealthy/
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August 12, 2021

Air Quality Alert in effect through 10 a.m. Monday, August 16

SPOKANE, Wash – Based on current wildfires, smoke levels and weather patterns, an air quality alert is in effect for all counties east of the Cascades, announced the National Weather Service
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August 5, 2021

The return of wildfire smoke

We typically don’t see wildfire smoke until mid-August, but wildfires began peppering the landscape in our region early. Compounding the start to fire season this year is a severe
View of downtown Spokane on a smoky day.
August 2, 2021

Weekend wildfire smoke results in air quality over health standard; Air Quality Alert issued

Monday, August 2, 2021 –Saturday, July 31, 2021 and Sunday, August 1, 2021’s wildfire smoke caused exceedances of the 24-hour, health-based standard for fine particles (PM2.5) for the first time this year. Based on current
air monitor at Airway Heights
August 1, 2021

Air monitoring network

Spokane Clean Air uses seven air quality monitoring locations throughout Spokane County to determine the air quality for our region’s airshed. Thisnetwork of air quality monitoring stations enables us
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July 30, 2021

Wildfire smoke expected to impact air quality this weekend

Based on the current smoke forecast models, air quality will likely worsen through the weekend as northeasterly surface winds transport additional wildfire smoke (PM2.5) from the north and east of

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