Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

 Air Stagnation Advisory  Statement as of 9:47 am PST on February 12, 2016

... Air stagnation advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST

* air quality... diminished air quality will be possible into
Saturday morning as temperature inversions combine with light
winds to trap pollutants near the surface. Some locations may
begin to see air quality improvements late tonight as winds

* Timing... through Saturday morning.

* Impacts... those with respiratory issues should limit their
time outside and or doing physical activities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an air mass across the advisory area... pollution has the
potential to increase to dangerous levels. Persons with
respiratory illness should follow their physicians advice for
dealing with high levels of air pollution

During periods of stagnant air... state air quality agencies
highly recommend that no outdoor burning occur and that
residential wood burning devices be limited as much as possible.
According to state air quality agencies... prolonged periods of
stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground... where
people live and breathe. Check with your local burn agency for
any current restrictions in your area

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