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Recommended links:

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

Blue Sky Daily Smoke modeling - Scroll down to PNW and click 4Km

Northwest Large Fire Interactive Map, fire perimeters and thermal.

GeoMAC wildfire viewer - edit data layers, turn on 4 thermal layers after zooming in

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 county
Even Puget Sound was under Extreme Fire danger this year. Very unusual and bad.

The explosive growth of the new Boyds fire caused a 4 hour power outage overnight, and a 10.5 hour outage Sunday Aug.12 to repair the BPA lines.
Latest updates at: NICC Fire Information

Northeast Washington Travel Alerts


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)
61.9
(16.6)
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)
28.6
(-1.9)
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)
0.51
(13)
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)
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
        14 year chart of snowtel depth on the Kettle Crest



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