Smoke Season

Smoke has become a "season" around here, stealing part of our summers. Devastating fires every year with smoke drifting to us from California, Oregon, Washington and Canada.

One of the new art pieces in Freak Alley even takes note of this situation.

Air quality is monitored every day. Here is the latest map. 

The yellow-lime means "moderate," which DEQ says is "acceptable," even though it is really hazy. The orange area is rated as "unhealthy for sensitive groups."

Monitors updated at AirNow.