Metro Air Advisory Active For the Next Week

AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM SATURDAY, JANUARY 29th.

Poor air quality is expected for the next 7 days. Stagnant conditions will trap smoke and other air pollutants near the ground where people breathe.

Issued for the Valleys in Douglas, eastern Curry, Josephine and Jackson Counties. This includes the Umpqua Basin, Rogue Valley, Applegate Valley and Illinois Valley.

Active until 4 AM Saturday, JANUARY 29th.

Air stagnation is likely to result in diminishing air quality with time, especially in and near areas with significant sources of air pollution. Diminished air quality is likely to cause health issues for people with respiratory problems if precautions are not taken. Some areas may see less stagnation on Tuesday compared to today and Monday.

People with respiratory illness should follow their physician’s advice for dealing with diminished air quality. N95 masks are effective at filtering out the majority of harmful air particulates. 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.

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