Air quality in smoke impacted regions of Klickitat may be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Air quality is generally at the poorest in the morning and evening period of the day. Smoke advisories provide generalized regional information only. Air quality conditions may change rapidly and vary greatly throughout the county area. Conditions may become worse as weather patterns shift into the afternoon.
More people than average may have breathing problems or have worsened symptoms of existing asthma or lung disease. Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke. These people should limit time spent outdoors. Excessive heat may make these conditions worse.
Adverse symptoms may include dizziness, headache, difficulty breathing, coughing, excessive phlegm, and nausea. For specific medical advice please contact your physician.
More information is available concerning air quality and current fire conditions at the following websites:
Ecology Air quality Home Page: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/air_monitoring_data/WAQA_Intro_Page.html
The Washington Smoke Blog: http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
To receive email updates to air quality advisories send an email to Mattb@klickitatcounty.org