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Stagnant Air Alert through the weekend for Puget Sound

Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA

– AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9PM TODAY TO 12N MONDAY.

“SMOKE DISPERSION WILL BE POOR THROUGH THE END OF THANKSGIVING WEEKEND… OWING TO TEMPERATURE INVERSIONS AND LONG PERIODS OF CALM WIND. AS OF THANKSGIVING MORNING… AIR QUALITY IN MARYSVILLE WAS ALREADY CONSIDERED UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS DUE TO WOOD SMOKE. SMOKE DISPERSION WILL ONLY BECOME POORER OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

CONDITIONS WILL BE EVALUATED DAILY. IT IS POSSIBLE THE PERIOD OF AIR STAGNATION WILL EXTEND BEYOND MONDAY MORNING. BURN BANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECLARED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AIR QUALITY AGENCY FOR THE STATUS OF BURN BANS IN YOUR AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY INDICATES THAT POLLUTION COULD INCREASE TO UNHEALTHY LEVELS DUE TO POOR DISPERSION. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR PHYSICIANS ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH HIGH LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO KEEP THE AIR IN YOUR COMMUNITY CLEAN BY HEEDING ANY BURN BANS IN YOUR AREA.”
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Posted by Steve on November 27, 2015 at 7:04 am | Permalink

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