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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 10:57 AM PDT on August 30, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on August 31, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com


1057 am PDT sun Aug 30 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com



Local Storm Report



08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.




08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down




08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power




08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs




08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.




08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down




08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power




08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs




08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.




08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down




08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power




08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs




08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.





08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.





08/29/2015 1230 PM

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large tree down over Road.





08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID





08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID





08/29/2015 1217 PM

Spalding, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damaged structures near Spalding, ID





08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs





08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs





08/29/2015 1140 am

7 miles se of Asotin, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m38 mph, reported by trained spotter.


            Wind gust 38mph recorded, some broken tree limbs





08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down





08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down





08/29/2015 1104 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust e72 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Squall line in area, injury from tree, numerous trees and
            powerlines down





08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power





08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power





08/29/2015 1120 am

Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


            6000 lost power



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