Wildfire smoke rolls into region

Wildfire smoke rolls into region

But Metro Vancouver noted that, as the region transition into the next weather pattern, the winds changed to a northwest flow, and by late evening last night (Sunday), smoke was again measurable throughout the region.

Health officials extended an air quality advisory Tuesday, a day after it was first issued over concerns about elevated levels of fine particulate matter, or PM2.5.

Much of the smoke that has blanketed the region is from wildfires in British Columbia, said National Weather Service meteorologist Art Gaebel.

The smoky haze is back, and regional air quality has dropped to its lowest level this year.

"Continued fire activity from the Carr, Mendocino Complex, and OR fires continue to send smoke into the area", the NCUAQMD stated in the announcement.

Those recommendations are especially important for sensitive groups, Wineke noted.

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But there will be a time when the cost of maintenance will be higher than a replacement", he told Italian media Primocanale. A 2011 report by Italian highways company Autostrade per l'Italia said that the bridge had been suffering from degradation.

"As long as we are seeing the scale of fires in California and to some degree Oregon", Kenworthy said.

"The people most sensitive to wildfire smoke are the elderly, children, pregnant women and people with heart and lung issues", he said.

The Beaverton School District has canceled all outdoor athletic activities until further notice due to the unhealthy air quality. Both the visibility and the air quality diminished during the afternoon.

On Friday, for example, a magenta frowning face warned about hazardous conditions in Eagle Point, where the Air Quality Index reached 340. "I would encourage everybody to keep an eye on air quality conditions".

To see only wildfire smoke, look just at fine particulates, listed as PM 2.5, DEQ spokeswoman Katherine Benenati said.

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