Air quality is slowly improving across Washington State

Sep 18 2020, 10:50 am

Washingtonians can breathe a little easier today, as the air quality has improved overnight.

Although the air is still considered unhealthy in many parts of the state, the Washington Smoke blog, a partnership between state, county, and federal agencies and Indian Tribes, reports that “the worst is behind us.”

They estimate that the air quality will return to regular, good levels by Saturday night.

In Western Washington, rain and light winds are bringing “disorganized, mixed results.” Smoke from Oregon fires are continuing to enter Washington, delaying the air’s scrubbing process.

Eastern Washington is seeing good ventilation across the Columbia Basin, which will help erode away smoke that’s been stuck in the valleys.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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