Issued By

Seattle/Tacoma – WA, US, National Weather Service

Description

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…

An Air Quality Alert for smoke has been issued by the following agencies:

Northwest Clean Air Agency

until 7 PM PDT this evening.

Air quality remains moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups mainly across eastern portions of Whatcom and Skagit counties in and near the Cascades. This alert is due to wildfire smoke entering the region from Southern B.C. Impacts are expected to produce periods of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality. The air quality is expected to gradually improve tonight.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems. Clean Air Agencies recommending staying at home when possible, limiting outdoor activities, and following medical advice from health care professionals.

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