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You might have noticed by now... ash from wildfires has been falling in Anacortes. This prompted an air quality alert through midnight Tuesday night.

Smoke from wildfires in eastern Washington and Montana will drift westward across western Washington through Tuesday night. The central Puget Sound region and the mountains will be the most impacted by the smoke. Expect the air quality to become unhealthy for sensitive groups late tonight through Tuesday evening.

Conditions are expected to begin improving Tuesday night, but even more so on Wednesday, as marine air pushes inland and southerly flow aloft pushes the smoke out of the area.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. These groups should limit or avoid time outdoors.

For more information on burn bans and the air quality in your area, please visit the following web sites.

  • Washington state department of ecology: www.Ecy.WA.Gov
  • Puget Sound clean air agency: pscleanair.Org
  • Southwest clean air agency: swcleanair.Org
  • Olympic region clean air: orcaa.Org
  • Northwest clean air agency: nwcleanairwa.Gov

For information on the smoke affecting Washington state, visit the Washington smoke blog at http://wasmoke.Blogspot.Com.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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