24-hour avg. particulate concentration in the atmosphere
recorded at the Tacoma observing site.
Photo credit: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
– “Onshore winds improve worst air quality in Puget Sound history”
“The past 24 hours [Tuesday to Wednesday] had the worst air quality on record in Western Washington, according to University of Washington professor of Atmospheric Sciences Cliff Mass. Last summer’s wildfire season holds the record for second worst.
The air quality in Western Washington was “unhealthy for everyone” at most air monitoring sites Wednesday. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says these are the highest particulate levels so far this summer,” Rich Marriott, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
– “Seattle’s air quality worse than India, China”
“The air quality around Puget Sound quickly degraded as smoke from surrounding wildfires blanketed the region. The air quality is now unhealthy for everyone,” Kipp Robertson, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.