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DEQ News Release: Air pollution advisory continued until Friday noon for Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Eugene

Portland, OR—Continuation of a hot weather pattern and intrusions of wildfire smoke this week, along with increasing ozone levels and stagnant conditions have prompted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Southwest Clean Air Agency and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency to extend the air pollution advisory issued last week until Friday, August 11 at noon. 

Many areas in the Portland metropolitan area and Willamette Valley saw Air Quality Index rates rise into the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” and “unhealthy” levels last week. While conditions this week will likely not be as extreme, we may see ground-level ozone (smog) and wildfire smoke, combined with above 90-degree temperatures, affecting air quality through the end of this week.
Current air quality information is available on the web:

For areas in Oregon, other than Lane County: 

For the Vancouver, WA area: 

For Lane County: 

The Oregon Smoke Blog also includes resources on wildfire smoke and has daily forecasts. It is at: 

Read the full news release at