Air Quality Alert, Smoke From Canada Fires

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Special Weather Statement 

National Weather Service Seattle WA 
748 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017 
AIR QUALITY ALERT 
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY 

THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY 
ALERT WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON THURSDAY

THE SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES IN WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS 
ARRIVED. AIR QUALITY THIS MORNING ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON HAS 
REACHED LOCALLY UNHEALTHY LEVELS. MOST AREAS HAVE AIR THAT IS IN 
THE CATEGORY OF UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS. THE SENSOR IN 
PORT ANGELES AT 7 AM THIS MORNING IS RECORDING VERY UNHEALTHY AIR. 

CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY AND ESPECIALLY THOSE PEOPLE WITH 
RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES ARE THE MOST AT RISK OF SERIOUS HEALTH 
EFFECTS AND SHOULD LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WASMOKE.BLOGSPOT.COM OR SPEAK 
WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN. 

As Grays Harbor Scanner posted last night after several questions asking if there were fires in Grays Harbor County creating the smoke haze we have an official weather alert statement from the Weather Service in Seattle.

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