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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain

Tonight

Lo33° Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo31° Rain/Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi38° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo32° Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo35° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi43° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo33° Partly Cloudy

Updated: Wenatchee and Leavenworth under air quality advisory

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WENATCHEE — Wenatchee and Leavenworth both have “unhealthy” air quality, as of Friday afternoon, according to the Chelan-Douglas Health District. This is due to the drifting smoke and ashes from wildfires in the area.

Wenatchee’s air quality was deemed “unhealthy for sensitive populations” on Friday morning and changed its status at about 3 p.m.

When air quality is in the unhealthy range, people are at risk of being affected by smoke, according to a health district press release.

The CDHD advises people to limit exposure to outside air and avoid outdoor physical activities and anything that would increase their breathing rate.

They recommend keeping windows closed and using the recycle mode on vehicle air conditioning. CDHD also stated that using N95 masks when going outside can reduce exposure to the pollutants in the smoke.

Reach Bridget Dowd at or .

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