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Recommended links:

Washington Smoke Information - Daily news and updates. Forecast and source of smoke is right here.

Best map: Fire Situation Awareness Map - new map for 2020
InciWeb - Washington

Earth : a global map of wind, weather, ocean conditions, and atmospheric modeling of particle density by satellite. This link goes directly to PM2.5 for the PNW.

COD:GOES16 satellite true-color shows smoke, animated last 8 hours

Washington Fire Danger by wildland zone
Even Puget Sound was under Extreme Fire danger this year. Very unusual and bad.

NorthWest Interagency Coordination Center - Latest updates

Northeast Washington Travel Alerts


2021 has been mostly dry and hot. Any rain events are few and longer in between than normal. Some trees in late June are parched and looking like autumn. Record breaking heat wave region wide smashes many long time temperature records. Even though it's a few weeks early, I unfortunately need to start the Temtop, for logging PM2.5 measurements every minute.

Chart shows measured PM2.5 smoke and particles:

Aug.01 was day number 13 in the purple (Very Unhealthy) or worse (Hazardous), so this year is very far ahead of normal, 25 days ahead of of 2018.


2020 started wet and cold, but now fire season has finally arrived with many days without measurable rainfall.

Chart shows measured PM2.5 smoke and particles:

Sep.19 was day number 12 in the purple (Very Unhealthy) or worse (Hazardous), so this year is tied with 2018.
Also, this might be the first time I've seen overnight minimums with no recovery below the hazardous line at 250µg/m³.

This year (starting Aug.19) I'm recording in 1 minute intervals with a new Temtop meter. The above chart is created by summarizing the 1 minute data into 1 hour blocks, maximum over minimum, in the same style as previous years (except higher resolution) to highlight the range of actual readings, and actual minimums.
While this chart is not live, (see time stamp at bottom of page) I do keep it up to date, especially when changing conditions merrit.



Without compression, here is a Single day, includes PM10 and CO2 for 2020.Sep.08, the day the Customs Road fire started in Curlew.


2020.Sep.13-14 Yes, it is very bad.


2018 has been extremely hot and dry above and beyond our normal average.

Chart shows measured PM2.5 smoke and particles:

Number of days in the purple or worse, 12, makes this year tied with 2015, but was perceived to be the worst year overall. With 6 days in the brown (Hazardous), the numbers agree.

Compare to previous years graphs:
2017 Measured PM2.5 smoke and particles:

Number of days in the purple or worse = 4.

2016 Had no emergency in this area, in fact only 4 days of noticable smoke.

2015 Was before I acquired this meter, but it was because of the events of 2015 that I did. Before 2015 there were occasional fires, but not a crazy, oppressive, and reoccuring problem like it has now become.
Fires started by lightning, started 2015.Aug.12.
Level 2 evacuations of Republic started Aug.23 and lasted a week, with the hospital residents returning Sep.06.
A temporary Air quality meter was installed in Republic on Aug.25 during this emergency. The brief results were:

Estimated number of days in the purple or worse = 10-12.


Back to this year, 2018 for pictures:

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2018.Aug.12 20:00
Increasing smoke with local fires, PM2.5 meter showing range from 294 to 262

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2018.Aug.18 17:34
Air thickening, PM2.5 meter showing range from 449 to 352 (see graph below)
2018.Aug.18 20:30
Measured a Peak at 492, ranging from 400 to 450 with no drops below 376. 1 mile visibility or less.

The AQI station in Republic agrees with me, I see their station reporting 466 µg/m³ at Air Fire Monitoring

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2018.Aug.19 05:30 Republic AQI measuring 629.1 µg/m³
2018.Aug.19 08:56 Thick as pea soup, this PM2.5 meter ranging from 783 to 659

2018.Aug.19 12:00 Republic station is reporting 929.1 µg/m³ as the peak today.
This is now Officially bad. Not just me measuring it looking and choking bad.

How much warmer and dryer is it compared to average?

Climate data for Lambert Creek, Republic, WA
Elevation 2815 ft. (858 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F
(°C)
52.7
(11.5)
59.6
(15.3)
73.3
(22.9)
90.2
(32.3)
100.1
(37.8)
111.6
(44.2)
110.0
(43.3)
107.6
(42.0)
101.7
(38.7)
88.0
(31.1)
61.6
(16.4)
52.0
(11.1)
111.6
(44.2)
Record low °F
(°C)
-22.7
(-30.4)
-19.9
(-28.8)
-9.2
(-22.9)
11.0
(-11.7)
17.5
(-8.1)
26.8
(-2.9)
32.0
( 0.0)
31.3
(-0.4)
23.2
(-4.9)
 4.5
(-15.3)
-17.9
(-27.7)
-21.3
(-29.6)
-22.7
(-30.4)
Average high °F
(°C)
33.0
( 0.6)
40.8
( 4.9)
50.6
(10.3)
61.6
(16.4)
72.4
(22.4)
79.7
(26.5)
91.9
(33.3)
89.1
(31.7)
77.5
(25.3)
58.8
(14.9)
39.3
( 4.1)
31.6
(-0.2)
60.5
(15.8)
Average low °F
(°C)
16.4
(-8.7)
18.1
(-7.7)
24.7
(-4.1)
29.2
(-1.6)
36.1
( 2.3)
42.7
( 5.9)
47.1
( 8.4)
45.6
( 7.6)
38.8
( 3.8)
30.7
(-0.7)
23.2
(-4.9)
16.7
(-8.5)
30.8
(-0.7)
Average precipitation inches
(mm)
1.59
(40)
1.06
(27)
1.61
(41)
1.63
(41)
2.35
(60)
2.60
(66)
1.06
(27)
1.06
(27)
1.10
(28)
1.44
(36)
1.94
(49)
2.20
(56)
19.63
(498)
Average snowfall inches
(cm)
13.4
(34)
7.9
(20)
5.8
(15)
2.4
(6)
0.3
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.7
(2)
9.1
(23)
16.3
(41)
55.8
(142)
Average high °F
(°C)
34.2
( 1.2)
47.0
( 8.3)
57.9
(14.4)
65.7
(18.7)
80.2
(26.8)
91.3
(32.9)
94.8
(34.9)
88.8
(31.5)
75.4
(24.1)
65.7
(18.7)
41.0
( 5.0)
34.2
( 1.2)
64.7
(18.2)
Average low °F
(°C)
21.3
(-5.9)
25.7
(-3.5)
28.9
(-1.7)
28.8
(-1.8)
38.4
( 3.6)
46.6
( 8.1)
49.2
( 9.6)
47.1
( 8.4)
37.2
( 2.9)
34.2
( 1.2)
21.0
(-6.1)
20.7
(-6.3)
33.3
( 0.7)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
1.54
(39)
1.73
(44)
2.57
(65)
0.95
(24)
1.52
(39)
1.96
(50)
0.27
( 7)
0.51
( 13)
0.43
(11)
1.14
(29)
1.47
(37)
4.38
(111)
18.47
(469)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
15.0
(38)
7.9
(20)
3.1
(8)
0.6
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6.9
(17)
23.3
(59)
56.8
(144)
Average high °F
(°C)
33.1
( 0.6)
41.3
( 5.2)
51.1
(10.6)
61.9
(16.6)
72.9
(22.7)
80.5
(26.9)
92.1
(33.4)
89.1
(31.7)
77.3
(25.2)
59.2
(15.1)
39.5
( 4.1)
31.8
(-0.1)
60.8
(16.0)
Average low °F
(°C)
16.8
(-8.5)
18.7
(-7.4)
25.0
(-3.9)
29.2
(-1.6)
36.3
( 2.4)
43.0
( 6.1)
47.2
( 8.5)
45.7
( 7.6)
38.7
( 3.7)
30.9
(-0.6)
23.1
(-5.0)
17.0
(-8.3)
31.0
(-0.6)
Average precipitation inches
(mm)
1.58
(40)
1.11
(28)
1.68
(43)
1.58
(40)
2.29
(58)
2.55
(65)
1.00
(25)
1.02
(26)
1.06
(27)
1.42
(36)
1.90
(48)
2.35
(60)
19.55
(496)
Average snowfall inches
(cm)
13.5
(34)
7.9
(20)
5.9
(15)
2.2
(5)
0.3
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(2)
8.3
(21)
16.8
(43)
55.5
(141)
Average high °F
(°C)
35.7
( 2.1)
44.4
( 6.9)
55.8
(13.2)
74.2
(23.4)
77.5
(25.3)
82.9
(28.3)
87.5
(30.8)
90.9
(32.7)
75.7
(24.3)
55.0
(12.8)
45.8
( 7.7)
26.0
(-3.3)
62.8
(17.1)
Average low °F
(°C)
22.2
(-5.4)
23.5
(-4.7)
27.3
(-2.6)
34.4
(1.3)
38.7
(3.7)
42.9
( 6.0)
45.7
( 7.6)
44.3
( 6.8)
37.3
( 2.9)
33.7
( 1.0)
30.9
(-0.6)
10.1
(-12.2)
32.6
( 0.3)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
2.19
(56)
1.41
(36)
3.00
(76)
1.48
(38)
2.26
(57)
1.85
(47)
1.04
(26)
0.30
( 8)
0.61
(14)
4.84
(116)
2.56
(72)
1.06
(28)
22.60
(574)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
19.1
(48)
2.1
(5)
4.1
(10)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.9
(7)
11.8
(30)
40.0
(102)
Average high °F
(°C)
27.6
(-2.5)
36.3
( 2.4)
48.6
( 9.2)
59.3
(15.2)
75.0
(23.9)
84.5
(29.2)
96.9
(36.0)
95.1
(35.0)
79.3
(26.3)
58.9
(15.0)
39.2
( 4.0)
28.0
(-2.2)
60.9
(16.1)
Average low °F
(°C)
9.4
(-12.5)
14.5
(-9.7)
26.0
(-3.4)
29.6
(-1.3)
38.1
( 3.4)
42.3
( 5.7)
45.9
( 7.7)
46.3
( 7.9)
38.8
( 3.8)
27.6
(-2.5)
25.8
(-3.5)
12.8
(-10.6)
29.8
(-1.2)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
1.37
(35)
3.12
(79)
2.32
(59)
3.28
(83)
3.66
(93)
0.43
(11)
0.00
(0)
0.00
(0)
0.29
(7)
1.14
(29)
2.87
(73)
1.43
(36)
19.91
(506)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
13.7
(35)
19.1
(48)
6.4
(16)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.7
(2)
15.4
(39)
16.8
(43)
72.0
(183)
Average high °F
(°C)
36.9
( 2.7)
38.2
( 3.5)
49.8
( 9.9)
60.1
(15.6)
82.0
(27.8)
81.3
(27.4)
95.0
(35.0)
90.8
(32.7)
74.5
(23.6)
60.3
(15.7)
41.6
( 5.3)
Average low °F
(°C)
21.5
(-5.8)
12.5
(-10.9)
24.2
(-4.3)
30.1
(-1.1)
41.8
( 5.5)
41.2
( 5.1)
46.5
( 8.1)
45.9
( 7.7)
37.8
( 3.2)
29.1
(-1.6)
24.4
(-4.2)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
3.60
(91)
1.77
(45)
2.68
(68)
2.16
(55)
0.94
(24)
1.38
(35)
0.08
(2)
0.16
(4)
0.88
(22)
1.39
(35)
1.43
(36)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
25.0
(64)
16.6
(42)
21.3
(54)
0.6
(2)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.4
(9)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Source: My records here 2002-2018
temperature chart sampleclimate tableMy Weather Charts for here on Lambert Creek
        temperatures for air and ground
        precipitation, snowfall, and heat index charts
        19 year chart of snowtel depth on the Kettle Crest



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