Chilly, stagnant air results in poor air high quality in components of C.E. Oregon. Freezing fog is inflicting many RDM flights to be canceled and delayed

Chilly, stagnant air results in poor air high quality in components of C.E.  Oregon.  Freezing fog is inflicting many RDM flights to be canceled and delayed

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Stagnant air and chilly temperatures led to poor air high quality within the excessive desert areas Monday and freezing fog Monday night time, inflicting murky and probably tough journey situations and the cancellation or delay of many flights out and in of the Redmond Airport.

The Nationwide Climate Service issued a freezing fog warning for central Oregon Monday night time till 10 a.m. Tuesday, whereas the Nationwide Climate Service and the Oregon Division of Environmental High quality issued a stagnant air warning till 11 a.m. in some areas of the state, together with Nope.

Meteorologists warned of harmful driving situations and doable frost on bridges. “Poor air high quality could trigger issues for individuals with respiratory issues,” they warned.

The flight standing web page on the Redmond Airport web site confirmed quite a few flight delays and cancellations on the arrival and departure pages, highlighting the necessity to examine together with your airline earlier than heading to the airport.

Air high quality readings late Monday ranged from unhealthy to important ranges in two Bend areas, to average elsewhere, together with La Pine and Prineville, and good in Sunriver, Sisters, Redmond and Madras.

The Oregon Division of Environmental High quality and Lynn Regional Air Safety Company issued an air high quality advisory for the central and southern Willamette Valley and different components of Oregon, on account of stagnant climate situations that entice smoke and different air pollution near the bottom the place individuals breathe.

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The next areas are affected:
• Salem space till Thursday morning.
• Eugene-Springfield space as of Thursday morning.
• Baker Metropolis, Burns, Klamath Falls and La Pine as of Thursday morning.
• Jackson and Josephine counties as of Thursday morning.

Test present air high quality situations and advisories on DEQ’s Air High quality Index or by downloading OregonAIR to your smartphone app.

A number of native county well being and air companies have additionally issued wooden burning restrictions limiting using wooden stoves, fireplaces and out of doors burning. There are sometimes exceptions for many who use wooden solely to warmth their properties and people with restricted earnings. Test together with your native well being or aviation company for present restrictions.

Folks can take the next precautions to guard their well being:

• Comply with native burn restrictions to forestall deterioration in air high quality.
• Keep away from strenuous out of doors exercise in smoky environments.
• Folks with coronary heart or lung issues and younger youngsters are notably in danger. These individuals ought to keep dwelling throughout excessive smoke ranges.
• Use licensed high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in indoor heating, air flow, cooling and air filtration programs.
• Keep away from utilizing wooden stoves and different sources of indoor smoke if doable.

DEQ’s color-coded air high quality index offers present air high quality situations and classifies air high quality as follows: Inexperienced is sweet. Yellow is average. The colour orange is taken into account unhealthy for delicate teams akin to youngsters, the aged, pregnant ladies, and people affected by respiratory ailments. The colour crimson is unhealthy for everybody. Purple could be very unhealthy for all teams. Maroon is harmful.

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