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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

Tonight

Lo32° Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi40° Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain then Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

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.

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