Yakima Valley

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Air Stagnation Advisory

Expires 1:00 PM EST on February 13, 2016
Statement as of 9:11 am PST on February 11, 2016

... Air stagnation advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST

* air quality... diminished air quality will be possible into
Saturday morning as temperature inversions combined with light
winds trap pollutants near the surface.

* Timing... through Saturday morning.

* Impacts... those with respiratory issues should limit their
time outside and or doing physical activities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an air mass across the advisory area... pollution has the
potential to increase to dangerous levels. Persons with
respiratory illness should follow their physicians advice for
dealing with high levels of air pollution

During periods of stagnant air... state air quality agencies
highly recommend that no outdoor burning occur and that
residential wood burning devices be limited as much as possible.
According to state air quality agencies... prolonged periods of
stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground... where
people live and breathe. Check with your local burn agency for
any current restrictions in your area

Record Report

Statement as of 12:31 PM PST on February 10, 2016

... New daily record high temperatures for February 10th...

Note: stations marked with * indicate that the station reports once
per day. For consistency... these values are considered to have
occurred on the day the observation was taken but may have actually
occurred (especially for Max temperature) on the previous day.

Station previous new records
                         record/year record began

*john day(city), or 63 / 1991 66 1891
*long creek, or 61 / 1971 63 1908

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