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Yelm and vicinity under an air quality alert!

Downtown Tacoma file photo.
Credit: thenewstribune.com

Air Quality Alert in effect for the south sound

+ KING 5 TV News, NBC Seattle: Wildfire smoke driving down air quality across the Puget Sound area this weekend

From the National Weather Service, Seattle/Tacoma:

Affected Area

Thurston County

Description

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT…

An Air Quality Alert for smoke issued by the following agency remains in effect: Olympic Region Clean Air Agency until midnight PDT Sunday night. The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The overall air quality will be moderate for most the Puget Sound for the next few days from wildfire smoke. All sensitive groups should limit spending any time outdoors. People with health conditions may have worsened symptoms.

We do not expect rain for at least the next few days, and onshore winds will be light, so the smoke is expected to linger.

For the latest information on pollution levels, visit www.orcaa.org. When pollution levels are high, try to find clean indoor air or use an air filter if possible.

Posted by Steve on October 9, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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