WENATCHEE — Relief from smoke has reached the Wenatchee Valley following several days of poor air quality.

Air quality is expected to be “good” Friday and Saturday as winds move into the region, according to airfire.org. The National Weather Service is predicting sustained northwest winds Friday of 10-16 mph with gusts up to 26 mph.

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This graph shows the average number of smoky days since 2012.

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This graph shows the concentration of smoke in 2022 in Chelan County.

Pete O'Cain: (509) 664-7152

ocain@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter@peterocain


Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University, served in the Marines Corps and covers public safety in Chelan and Douglas counties. He also leads The Wenatchee World’s wildfire coverage.

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