Air Quality alert in effect, expect morning haze and fog all week

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, October 9, 2022—The National Weather Service forecasts haze and fog throughout the week in Snohomish County with a slight chance of showers Monday night. Expect winds coming from the northwest ranging from 7-13 mph. Daily temperatures will be cooler this week fluctuating between a low of 48°F in the evenings to 69°F in the afternoons.

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORNING

The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. The overall air quality will be moderate for most residents of the Puget Sound for the next few days from wildfire smoke. Some areas closer to US Route 2, Darrington, and east King and Snohomish County may reach unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, or worse at times from the smoke.

According to the alert, all sensitive groups should limit spending any time outdoors. People with health conditions may have worsened symptoms. Because onshore winds will be light, the smoke is expected to linger. It is recommended to close windows and doors if it`s not too hot, set your AC to recirculate, and use HEPA air filter if possible.

Upcoming Weather Forecast (October 9 to October 15) for Snohomish County

  • Sunday (Oct 9): Widespread haze. Sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind around 7 mph
  • Sunday Night: Widespread haze. Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Monday (Oct 10): Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
  • Tuesday (Oct 11): Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 48.
  • Wednesday (Oct 12): Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
  • Wednesday Night: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
  • Thursday (Oct 13): Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67.
  • Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 50.
  • Friday (Oct 14): Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
  • Friday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 51.
  • Saturday (Oct 15): Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

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