Burn Ban Lifted for King County
The Stage 1 burn ban that was in effect in King County has been lifted, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
“The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the air quality burn ban in King County, effective at 1 p.m., January 16, 2013,” the agency announced. “A Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce and Snohomish counties until further notice.”
However, the National Weather Service has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory through Friday at Noon:
…AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY…
* IMPACTS…STAGNANT CONDITIONS IN THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE WILL ALLOW POLLUTANTS…SUCH AS WOOD SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE…TO INCREASE NEAR THE SURFACE.
* RESTRICTIONS/BURN BANS…CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AIR QUALITY AGENCY FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS IN YOUR AREA.
AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY MEANS THAT LIMITED MOVEMENT OF THE AIR MASS OVER THE ADVISORY AREA WILL ALLOW POLLUTION TO INCREASE TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR PHYSICIANS ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH HIGH LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION.