The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert until 10 am Wednesday, August 14th.
Air quality is expected to degrade across Pullman and Whitman County into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups category depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. If possible, stay inside or reduce the amount of time spent outside.
Air quality will continue to be monitored. Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of the week. The air quality alert will be reassessed on Wednesday for the rest of the week based on these trends and upcoming weather conditions.