air quality Section

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [Read more]

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

Significant wildfire smoke from British Columbia remains in our region – and is expected through Friday – so the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is continuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become... [Read more]

Burn Ban lifted

Burn Ban lifted

Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or... [Read more]

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]

Burn Ban Lifted for King County

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... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Smog Warning Issued For This Weekend

WEATHER ALERT: Smog Warning Issued For This Weekend

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a warning for “high levels of ozone pollution” (smog) for both King and Pierce counties, and are forecasting levels to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive... [Read more]

Hey Neighbor, Stop Burning Leaves. Now.

Hey Neighbor, Stop Burning Leaves. Now.

According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, a Smog Watch has been declared for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. This means that it’s time for you to stop burning those leaves,... [Read more]