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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:31 AM PDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... An air quality advisory from the Idaho department of environmental
quality remains in effect...

Due to wildfire smoke... the air quality has become moderate to
unhealthy for sensitive groups in Clearwater and Idaho counties of
Idaho including the cities of East Kamiah, Cottonwood and Grangeville.
This advisory will remain in effect until air quality has
significantly improved.

Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke
levels are encouraged to limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity. An increase in symptoms of asthma and other respiratory
ailments are likely.

Another statement will be issued about 10 am MDT friday| unless
conditions improve and the alert is no longer needed.

For more information please access the department's website at...
http://www.Deq.Idaho.Gov/air-quality.Aspx

This statement is issued by the deq air quality analyst... air quality
division... Lewiston, Idaho. Contact at 208 799 4370.




1031 am MDT Wed Aug 15 2018 /931 am PDT Wed Aug 15 2018/

... An air quality advisory from the Idaho department of environmental
quality remains in effect...

Due to wildfire smoke... the air quality has become moderate to
unhealthy for sensitive groups in Clearwater and Idaho counties of
Idaho including the cities of East Kamiah, Cottonwood and Grangeville.
This advisory will remain in effect until air quality has
significantly improved.

Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke
levels are encouraged to limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity. An increase in symptoms of asthma and other respiratory
ailments are likely.

Another statement will be issued about 10 am MDT friday| unless
conditions improve and the alert is no longer needed.

For more information please access the department's website at...
http://www.Deq.Idaho.Gov/air-quality.Aspx

This statement is issued by the deq air quality analyst... air quality
division... Lewiston, Idaho. Contact at 208 799 4370.





Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:58 PM MDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 11 PM MDT Friday for
scattered thunderstorms and outflow winds for Idaho fire weather
zone 427...

* affected area... Idaho fire weather zone 427.

* Thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms will develop on
Thursday and Friday afternoon. Frequent lightning and gusty
outflow winds in excess of 40 mph is possible. New fire
starts are possible.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly based on these criteria
for southeastern idaho:

* relative humidity at or below 15 percent and wind gusts of at
least 25 mph in the mountains, or 30 mph in the snake plain.

* Thunderstorm coverage of 25 percent, without specific rainfall
criteria.

* Other high impact events deemed critical by the National
Weather Service and area fire management agencies.




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