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May 19, 2022

Yesterday’s winds caused a short spike in air pollution

Yesterday afternoon’s winds brought in dust from the Columbia Basin. The screenshot of the dust event shows data collected at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. It was a short-lived spike, thankfully. Dust (particulate matter) climbed very close to the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups/Orange on the Air Quality Index (AQI). These charts can be found on our Current…
Orange wildflowers with blue sky.
May 6, 2022

Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their partners are promoting Air Quality Awareness Week. To support these efforts, we’ll share information each day this week. Check back each day for more info and links to resources. Be Air Aware & Prepared.
View of City of Spokane downtown buildings through trees.
April 21, 2022

State of the Air report underscores wildfire smoke impact on air quality in the Pacific NW

Over a three year period, 2018-2020, Spokane had 23 days of unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke.
April 11, 2022

Winds can create dusty conditions; take steps to protect your lungs

This time of year, air quality can be affected by dust from windy conditions. When it is dusty, it is important to take precautions to protect your health.
View of City of Spokane downtown buildings through trees.
April 8, 2022

Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Spokane Clean Air maintains a network of air quality monitoring stations located throughout Spokane County. Stationary monitors measure concentrations of air pollutants of concern: particulate matter and ground-level ozone.
April 4, 2022

Air Quality expected to be impacted by windblown dust

Peak afternoon winds have the potential to transport blowing dust into Spokane from the Columbia Basin. Air quality may reach into the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups/Orange range on the Air Quality Index (AQI) briefly this afternoon. Good air quality is expected for tomorrow.
March 3, 2022

Tired of your old flame? Replace it!

It’s the time of year when we starting thinking about the warmer months ahead (we get it!) While upgrading your wood heating device may not be a top priority, there is a good reason not to wait! Grant funds are available now! Find out how you can save up to $2,000.
Hotstart employees with award
March 3, 2022

Hotstart earns the 2022 Clean Air Award

Hotstart Thermal Management has been selected for the 2022 Clean Air Award in recognition of the company’s work that is improving air quality locally and across the globe.