Stories tagged: smoke
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
After a day of respite from wildfire smoke, Spokane’s air moved back into unhealthy ranges Sunday morning.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
Spokane woke up on Friday to the cleanest air it’s had for days. Two of the four air quality monitors in Spokane County were registering “good” air at 7:35 a.m. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Spokane may soon get a reprieve from the lingering haze of wildfire smoke, but it’s likely to be short-lived.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Puget Sound is barely visible through the glass windows of the Seattle Aquarium otter tank during afternoon feeding time — a thick layer of haze obscures the view. But, Mishka, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
After a slight break from “unhealthy” air quality readings during portions of Monday and Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported that Spokane awoke Wednesday to “unhealthy” air again.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Eventually the Inland Northwest’s air will clear and the siege of smoke will be over. Really and truly over. Until the next time.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
The hazy days of August have become yet another season in Spokane. That time of year when the skyline is sepia-toned, when you wonder if that run is worth the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:35 p.m.
Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds
The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Air quality in Spokane remains in the “unhealthy” category for the third straight day.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
The Northwest didn’t give you any money-back guarantees before you moved here.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon is forcing organizations that are dependent on tourist dollars to scramble for other options.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
As hot, dry temperatures continued throughout the day Wednesday, air quality forecasts remained in the moderate health quality range.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
MISSOULA – It’s late August when I get a call from a grandmother. She lives in nearby Seeley Lake and she’s heard we have air purifiers – filters that can …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Light northeasterly winds are bringing Montana wildfire smoke back into the Inland Northwest. Until winds shift Saturday, it’s likely the skies will remain hazy and unhealthy for groups sensitive to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
As if to celebrate Spokane its break from a weeks-long cloud of smoke, thousands converged upon Kendall Yards Sunday morning to breathe in several lungfuls of air along the area’s …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
As fires continue to burn through the tinder-dry West, Spokane marks a new milestone Sunday. At 74 days, the city is now experiencing its longest dry spell on record.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Dozens of fires are burning in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Here’s a breakdown of the major ones.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
For the fourth straight day, air quality in Spokane was measured as hazardous Thursday as smoke from regional wildfires continues to keep the Inland Northwest in a haze.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
With smoke draping the ground and hot, summer conditions persisting well into September, many schools are cranking up the AC this week.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Spokane set a troubling record on Tuesday.