Whew…good news! Things are changing quickly this evening in air quality news. Just as models were showing, the onshore flow this evening is shoving the smoke to the east and air quality is rapidly returning to normal. Take a look at the current values of Air Quality Index which have all been dropping through the evening. In fact just as I was typing this up at 10:30pm, it suddenly went to GOOD category in Portland…very nice.
Note many locations are already back to normal but some spots are taking longer to clear out, mainly eastern sections of the western valleys and Cascade foothills.
Enjoy the fresh air, the sun should look a LOT brighter tomorrow!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen