Dept of Ecology: Smoky siege – A look back at the smoke storm of 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Smoke plume over Washington
Photo courtesy Dept of Ecology


The Department of Ecology provides a look back at the smoke storm of 2020

The record-shattering smoke storm of 2020 is now behind us. 

Rain clouds have replaced the choking fog of smoke that held Washington in a vice for more than a week, and the annual dread of late-summer wildfires appears to have eased.

Before we get back to business as usual, however, we wanted to review: 

-what exactly happened in the first three weeks of September, 

-what it did to all of us that were stuck breathing that toxic soup, and 

-what we can learn from this smoke event to prepare us for future summers when the smoke returns.

Read more HERE 



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