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Air Quality Alert until 12:30PM PDT WED

bulletin remains in effect for Cowlitz County, WA

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY...

THE SOUTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY AND THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAVE ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY.

WITH LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH TOMORROW, SMOKE WILL REMAIN IN THE REGION, AND WILL CAUSE AIR QUALITY TO REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS AT TIMES THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING. CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE LATER WEDNESDAY, THOUGH HAZY SKIES WILL REMAIN.

WILDFIRES BURNING ACROSS PARTS OF WASHINGTON HAVE BEEN CREATING ABUNDANT SMOKE. LOW LEVEL SMOKE HAS BEEN DRIFTING INTO WESTERN OREGON ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER SINCE LAST NIGHT, AND HAS SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER VALLEY. IN ADDITION, SMOKE CONTINUES TO FILTER INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH, AFFECTING AREAS ALONG THE COWLITZ RIVER VALLEY.

POLLUTANTS IN SMOKE MAY CAUSE BURNING EYES, RUNNY NOSE, AND CAN AGGRAVATE OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS. LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS IF IT IS SMOKY.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AIR QUALITY CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: SOUTHWEST CLEAR AIR AGENCY AT: WWW.SWCLEANAIR.ORG OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AT: WWW.OREGON.GOV/DEQ

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