Air quality to deteriorate over weekend

Smoke from fires in Western Washington, Oregon and California to reach region today, Sept. 11


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 2:29pm

Air quality across the state as of 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

SPOKANE -- Officials at the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency are warning residents in the region that, depending on the winds and fire activity, air quality over the next several days is expected to worse.

According to a Sept. 10 news release, air quality today (Sept. 11) could possibly reach the Orange Range (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) or worse of the Air Quality Index (AQI). Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, the air quality could decline even further to the Purple (Very Unhealthy) or Maroon (Hazardous) range at times.

This worsening air quality forecast is due to poor ventilation an...

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