Things are looking far more pessimistic this morning, with considerably less improvement in western WA and OR air quality than expected yesterday.
And these problems are highlighting issues with our modeling systems and ability to observe/simulation smoke in the lower atmosphere. Paradoxically, such problems are what modelers like me live for, providing opportunities to learn and improve our systems.
Air quality has not improved overnight, as shown by the summary at 4 AM this morning from the excellent Washington State Dept of Ecology WASMOKE site. Hazardous air over Puget Sound, the Willamette Valley, and parts of Eastern WA.
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