Tag Archives: Air Quality/Monitoring

National Weather Service ends air stagnation warning for Northeast Oregon

A relatively smoke-free summer couldn’t prevent worsening air quality in Eastern Oregon during the cold weather months. Following more than a week of low winds and worsening air quality, the National Weather Service lifted its air stagnation advisory Tuesday for much of northeast Oregon. Source: National Weather Service ends air stagnation warning for Northeast Oregon […]
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Rain Could Help Poor Air Quality In Oregon, Southwest Washington

Poor air quality is continuing in much of Oregon and southwest Washington, but more rain in the forecast could improve that. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory earlier this week that has been extended until at least Tuesday. Source: Rain Could Help Poor Air Quality In Oregon, Southwest Washington . News | OPB

Air Quality Advisory Extended For Pacific Northwest Area

An air quality advisory for much of Oregon and southwest Washington that was initially expected to last only through Tuesday night, has now been extended Source: Air Quality Advisory Extended For Pacific Northwest Area | Jefferson Public Radio

‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke from chimneys extended in Eugene/Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. – The RED home wood heating advisory issued Monday for Eugene and Springfield has been extended until at least 4 p. m. Wednesday. Conditions have improved in Oakridge, where the RED advisory will expire at 4 p. m. and be replaced with a YELLOW advisory urging caution. Source: ‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke […]
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Poor air quality advisory issued throughout northwest Oregon

The poor air quality advisory was issued Sunday and will be in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday in lower elevations throughout northwest Oregon. Source: Poor air quality advisory issued throughout northwest Oregon

Air stagnation advisory issued for Portland, surrounding area

The National Weather Service has issued an air stagnation advisory for Portland and a wide swath of the region. Dave Elson, a weather service meteorologist, said the region won’t have any rain or much wind over the coming few days. That means pollutants can linger in the air, potentially leading to poorer air quality. Source: […]
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Multnomah County Health Department Issues Air Quality Advisory

The Multnomah County Health Department issued an air quality advisory Saturday asking people to avoid burning wood. The health department is asking Multnomah County residents to limit burning from fireplaces and wood stoves as well as outdoor burning from individuals and businesses. The advisory does not apply to cooking, and people can burn wood if […]
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What To Know Before Multnomah County’s Wood Smoke Restrictions Take Effect Tuesday 

The county’s seasonal wood smoke restrictions take effect Tuesday, barring homes and businesses from burning wood on the worst air quality days of the year for the next six months. With temperatures hitting record-breaking lows, wood-burning homes are preparing to light the season’s first fires. But Multnomah County officials are asking residents to take a step before […]
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Opinion: Oregon must continue to protect the air we breathe

Oregon has a long and proud history of pushing the envelope on environmental protection and livability, whether it’s ensuring public access to our rugged shoreline or leading the nation in driving hybrid and electric vehicles. Source: Opinion: Oregon must continue to protect the air we breathe – oregonlive.com

Oregon Fire Restrictions Loosen As Cooler Weather Rolls In

Officials are beginning to lift fire restrictions throughout Oregon as rain and cooler temperatures arrive. Source: Oregon Fire Restrictions Loosen As Cooler Weather Rolls In . News | OPB