It stinks, it is bad for your health and it hurts your eyes.
While the 2019 fire season in Oregon and Washington has been calm so far, wildfire smoke and the poor air quality that comes along with it are becoming the new normal here in the Pacific Northwest. Especially in the late-summer and early-fall months.
That’s why it is vital for experts to track, study and explain what makes smoke so bad for us.
For this edition of the Your Weather Podcast, KOIN 6 Meteorologist Kelley Bayern sits down with Evan Bing from the Department of Environmental Quality to talk about tracking air quality and pollution in the region. They chat about the slow start to this year’s fire season and if we should be concerned about the months ahead.