• Air Quality Alert

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    WAC011-015-049-059-069-231900- Clark-Cowlitz-Pacific-Skamania-Wahkiakum- Including the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Washougal, Ridgefield, Yacolt, Amboy, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Raymond, Long Beach, Frances, Stevenson, Skamania, Mount St. Helens, Cathlamet, and Grays River 611 AM PDT Thu Aug 23 2018 ...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY... An Air Quality Advisory, issued by the Southwest Clean Air Agency and Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency, remains in effect until noon PDT today. The advisory is in effect for the following counties in southwest Washington: Clark Cowlitz Pacific Skamania Wahkiakum Unhealthy air will be common at times this morning across southwest Washington due to wildfires burning around the region. Air quality is expected to improved during the course of the day today. During the advisory, air quality levels can be expected to oscillate between unhealthy and moderate. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition. More information about air quality can be found at: www.swcleanair.org or on the Washington Department of Ecology Web site at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/air.html. For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at http://wasmoke.blogspot.com. $$

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