Unhealthy Air Quality near Spokane from wildfire smoke

SPOKANE, Wash. — Hazy skies and a distinctive smell of smoke filled the skies in Spokane on Thursday morning. Winds, that picked up overnight, push...

September 8, 2022
10:12 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Hazy skies and a distinctive smell of smoke filled the skies in Spokane on Thursday morning. Winds, that picked up overnight, pushed wildfire smoke across central Washington, into Spokane and north Idaho. Spokane air quality dropped to the 'Unhealthy' level as of 6 a.m. on Thursday, with an AQI of 161. That report came from a sensor in Airway Heights. Sensors in downtown Spokane are in the 'Unhealthy for Some' range. "It certainly smells very smoky and there are numerous sensors that are reporting unhealthy air quality," KREM 2 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick said.

Thomas Patrick