Smoke levels expected to drop

Despite the blanket of haze over Cochrane the air quality hasn't been affected

Air quality throughout most of OR remains poor on Tuesday, and conditions in Portland are far and away the worst among major cities globally.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says there won't be much of a noticeable improvement to the air quality until a little later in the week.

The index uses a scale of one to 10 to rank risk from stagnant or smoky air.

Canada Post halted delivery services Monday, Sept. 14 to protect its mail carriers against wildfire smoke. Other university locations will make independent decisions about closures based on the air quality of each area.

And the province's health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, advised people to keep their windows shut to keep smoke from coming indoors and to wear a tight-fitting mask outdoors to help reduce smoke intake.


"Air quality is expected to gradually improve for most regions (Monday) evening and overnight as higher smoke concentrations move southward", reads the statement.

The National Weather Service expects air quality to remain unhealthy at times through at least Thursday when a frontal system will spread showers across western Washington.

A dense, fog-like haze shrouds many cities, from Victoria and Vancouver east to Kelowna, Kamloops and the Kootenay region, turning day into a misty, smoke-tainted twilight.

N95 masks are different from regular masks because they have five-layer filtration that removes 95% of dust particles, smoke, ash, and bacteria in the air that you inhale.

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