Starting today (Monday, July 31), forecasts show B.C. wildfire smoke could impact Whatcom, Skagit and Island communities for the next few days. Air quality could be unhealthy at times in particular on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In addition, the hot, sunny weather could add complications by increasing levels of ground-level ozone that increase the chance of breathing problems.
If you experience breathing problems, please take precautions to protect yourselves, family members and animals.
Stay inside and keep doors and windows closed when harmful smoke is present. Limit or avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Drive less. Put off mowing the lawn and lighting up the grill.
Consult with your doctor or other health professionals as needed.
Find more health recommendations here: http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/p/federal.html
Track air quality conditions and news at these locations:
- Washington Smoke Information: http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
- Northwest Clean Air Agency: https://nwcleanairwa.gov/
- Washington Department of Ecology: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/
- C. information: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current/
- Northwest Clean Air Agency’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nwcleanair/
- EPA’s AirNow: https://airnow.gov/