More information can be found on the Alberta Health Services website.
Less than a tenth of an inch of rain was recorded Monday night, September 14, at Bellingham International Airport.
"I Smoke", Whatcom County's air quality had an impact on most people's health equal to smoking almost six cigarettes.
Last week, Idaho had mostly clear skies and acceptable air quality. Air quality throughout the state has been heavily impacted.
The Department of Environmental Quality and the National Weather Service on Monday extended an air quality alert for western OR and southwest Washington through noon Thursday because of the hazardous air quality.
Computer forecast models from NOAA and FireSmoke Canada show skies clearing briefly but with heavy smoke returning Tuesday.
Temperatures Tuesday in Portland are expected to top out near 70 degrees. Present explained everyone can suffer health effects from this smoke and it's especially unsafe for most vulnerable populations - those most at risk include people with underlying heart and lung disease, the elderly, pregnant woman, children, and people with diabetes. Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency has extended its air pollution advisory through Thursday. A journalist since 1984, he's also a volunteer firefighter for South Whatcom Fire Authority.