Upper Columbia Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 11:12 AM PDT on August 31, 2015

... Air quality alert has been allowed to expire...

Breezy southwest winds over the weekend has improved the air
quality across the region. The cooler and wetter weather pattern
is also resulting in less fire activity and smoke dispersion with
ongoing wildfires. Weather models indicate the cooler and occasional
breezy pattern to persist through much of the week which will
continue to keep good air quality for most locations.

The exception will be for locations which are in close proximity
to ongoing fires. These locations will likely experience poor air
quality... especially during the overnight and morning hours. Each
afternoon, some improvement is expected as temperatures warm and
winds mix out the morning inversions.





1112 am PDT Mon Aug 31 2015

... Air quality alert has been allowed to expire...

Breezy southwest winds over the weekend has improved the air
quality across the region. The cooler and wetter weather pattern
is also resulting in less fire activity and smoke dispersion with
ongoing wildfires. Weather models indicate the cooler and occasional
breezy pattern to persist through much of the week which will
continue to keep good air quality for most locations.

The exception will be for locations which are in close proximity
to ongoing fires. These locations will likely experience poor air
quality... especially during the overnight and morning hours. Each
afternoon, some improvement is expected as temperatures warm and
winds mix out the morning inversions.




1112 am PDT Mon Aug 31 2015

... Air quality alert has been allowed to expire...

Breezy southwest winds over the weekend has improved the air
quality across the region. The cooler and wetter weather pattern
is also resulting in less fire activity and smoke dispersion with
ongoing wildfires. Weather models indicate the cooler and occasional
breezy pattern to persist through much of the week which will
continue to keep good air quality for most locations.

The exception will be for locations which are in close proximity
to ongoing fires. These locations will likely experience poor air
quality... especially during the overnight and morning hours. Each
afternoon, some improvement is expected as temperatures warm and
winds mix out the morning inversions.





Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:37 am PDT on August 31, 2015


... Rainfall reports past 48 hours ...

Location amount time/date provider

... Central Panhandle mountains...
Mica creek 1.30 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Mosquito Ridge 1.10 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Sherwin 0.90 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
sunset 0.70 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Humboldt Gulch 0.60 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
lookout 0.60 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Lost Lake 0.40 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Prichard 3 ESE 0.35 in 0700 am 08/31 coop
Nuckols RAWS 0.33 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
Magee Peak RAWS 0.32 in 0709 am 08/31 RAWS
Fish Hook RAWS 0.27 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
lines creek RAWS 0.26 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
3 se Santa 0.22 in 0720 am 08/31 cwop
6 ENE Harvard 0.17 in 0710 am 08/31 RAWS
2 NW Santa 0.12 in 0714 am 08/31 cwop

... Coeur D'Alene area...
2 ENE Rathdrum 0.19 in 0700 am 08/31 cwop
Coeur D Alene air terminal a 0.06 in 0455 am 08/31 AWOS

... East slopes northern Cascades...
Lyman Lake 2.00 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Park Creek Ridge 1.80 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Pope Ridge 1.60 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
chiwawa river near plain, WA 0.92 in 0630 am 08/31 GOES
3 W Telma 0.90 in 0704 am 08/31 RAWS
1 WSW Lucerne 0.88 in 0637 am 08/31 RAWS
Harts Pass 0.80 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Salmon Meadows 0.60 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Telma 0.50 in 0715 am 08/31 USGS
Stehekin-airstrip RAWS 0.31 in 0701 am 08/31 RAWS
upper Wheeler 0.30 in 0200 am 08/31 snotel
3 N plain 0.27 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop
9 WSW Nighthawk 0.27 in 0700 am 08/31 RAWS
First Butte RAWS 0.23 in 0436 am 08/31 RAWS
13 SSE Lucerne 0.20 in 0701 am 08/31 RAWS
Dry Creek RAWS 0.18 in 0637 am 08/31 RAWS
1 WNW plain 0.13 in 0634 am 08/31 RAWS
3 WNW Mazama 0.12 in 0643 am 08/31 cwop
5 S Loomis 0.09 in 0509 am 08/31 RAWS
2 S Winthrop 0.07 in 0434 am 08/31 cwop
Camp four RAWS 0.04 in 0526 am 08/31 RAWS
4 ENE Twisp 0.04 in 0434 am 08/31 cwop

... Idaho Palouse...
1 ESE Viola 0.14 in 0719 am 08/31 cwop
Genesee McGregor 0.11 in 0700 am 08/31 other
Potlatch RAWS 0.10 in 0711 am 08/31 RAWS
2 SW Troy 0.09 in 0714 am 08/31 cwop
1 E Moscow 0.07 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop

... Lewis and southern Nez Perce counties...
Mission Creek RAWS 0.16 in 0503 am 08/31 RAWS
Craigmont 0.04 in 0715 am 08/31 cwop

... Lewiston area...
2 NNE Reubens 0.10 in 0701 am 08/31 cwop
Lewiston ap 0.01 in 0456 am 08/31 ASOS

... Lower Garfield and Asotin counties...
Pomeroy 2.5 SSE 0.15 in 0615 am 08/31 cocorahs

... Moses Lake area...
Ephrata Airport ASOS 0.09 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
Grant County Airport 0.06 in 0452 am 08/31 ASOS
Desert Aire 0.04 in 0712 am 08/31 cwop

... Northeast mountains...
6 NW Ione 0.71 in 0702 am 08/31 RAWS
Tacoma creek RAWS 0.65 in 0703 am 08/31 RAWS
Fairchild 36 rqf RAWS 0.57 in 0655 am 08/31 RAWS
pal Moore Orchard RAWS 0.47 in 0655 am 08/31 RAWS
Northport 0.44 in 0700 am 08/31 coop
6 W Diamond Lake 0.40 in 0720 am 08/31 cwop
Deer Park 0.32 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
midnite mine RAWS 0.26 in 0639 am 08/31 RAWS
teepee seed Orchard RAWS 0.25 in 0653 am 08/31 RAWS
Wellpinit RAWS 0.23 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
4 ENE Rice 0.21 in 0714 am 08/31 cwop
5 S Clayton 0.21 in 0655 am 08/31 cwop
2 WSW Kettle Falls 0.18 in 0500 am 08/31 RAWS
little Pend Oreille NWR RAWS 0.15 in 0528 am 08/31 RAWS
6 se tum tum 0.13 in 0712 am 08/31 cwop
4 N Rice 0.10 in 0707 am 08/31 cwop

... Northern Panhandle...
Hidden Lake 2.00 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Saddle Pass RAWS 1.44 in 0707 am 08/31 RAWS
Bear Mountain 1.40 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Schweitzer Basin 1.30 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
hope 9.7 NNE 1.28 in 0600 am 08/31 cocorahs
Ragged Mountain 1.00 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
3 NE Meadow Creek 0.90 in 0701 am 08/31 RAWS
Myrtle Creek 0.90 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
4 SW Porthill 0.79 in 0701 am 08/31 RAWS
4 W Colburn 0.76 in 0709 am 08/31 cwop
Bonners Ferry RAWS 0.60 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
4 W hope 0.58 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop
Priest Lake RAWS 0.55 in 0708 am 08/31 RAWS
Spirit Lake 3.6 E 0.49 in 0600 am 08/31 cocorahs
Pend Oreille river below alb 0.35 in 0600 am 08/31 other
2 ESE Colburn 0.33 in 0714 am 08/31 cwop
5 NNE Spirit Lake 0.31 in 0713 am 08/31 cwop
Cocolalla 0.30 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop

... Okanogan Highlands...
6 se Chesaw 0.23 in 0714 am 08/31 cwop
Iron Mountain RAWS 0.22 in 0704 am 08/31 RAWS
Gold Mountain RAWS 0.20 in 0711 am 08/31 RAWS
Owl Mountain RAWS 0.18 in 0656 am 08/31 RAWS
Brown Mountain Orchard RAWS 0.17 in 0656 am 08/31 RAWS

... Okanogan Valley...
Moses mtn 0.90 in 0600 am 08/31 snotel
Oroville RAWS 0.27 in 0641 am 08/31 RAWS
Kramer RAWS 0.16 in 0608 am 08/31 RAWS
Omak Airport 0.08 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
3 WNW Monse 0.07 in 0549 am 08/31 cwop
Nespelem RAWS 0.06 in 0657 am 08/31 RAWS

... Spokane area...
Davenport 0.55 in 0630 am 08/31 GOES
2 E Marshall 0.27 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop
5 WNW Spangle 0.23 in 0721 am 08/31 cwop
Millwood 0.21 in 0719 am 08/31 cwop
Turnbull NWR RAWS 0.21 in 0628 am 08/31 RAWS
Felts Field Airport 0.19 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
1 NW Fairchild AFB 0.19 in 0458 am 08/31 AWOS
4 W Mead 0.18 in 0719 am 08/31 cwop
Spokane Intl ap 0.14 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
Otis Orchards 0.12 in 0701 am 08/31 cwop

... Upper Columbia Basin...
Almira hydromet station 0.30 in 0630 am 08/31 GOES
4 WNW Lind 0.11 in 0708 am 08/31 cwop
Ritzville 1 SSE 0.06 in 0600 am 08/31 coop
Odessa 0.03 in 0700 am 08/31 coop

... Washington Palouse...
Garfield 0.16 in 0716 am 08/31 cwop
Pullman/Moscow regional airp 0.15 in 0453 am 08/31 ASOS
1 NNW Pullman 0.12 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop
Colton 0.07 in 0717 am 08/31 cwop

... Waterville Plateau...
Douglas RAWS 0.03 in 0548 am 08/31 RAWS

... Wenatchee area...
4 NNW Entiat 0.05 in 0542 am 08/31 RAWS
2 NW Wenatchee 0.03 in 0500 am 08/31 cwop
3 WNW Chelan 0.02 in 0713 am 08/31 cwop
1 NW Wenatchee 0.02 in 0509 am 08/31 cwop
2 NW Manson 0.02 in 0530 am 08/31 cwop
Wenatchee ap 0.02 in 0455 am 08/31 ASOS

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.