Wildfire smoke causes cancellations for Harbour Air service

Wildfire smoke causes cancellations for Harbour Air service

Above and beyond the wildfires of Southern and Central Oregon and California, smoke from fires as far north as Washington and British Columbia has moved in to blanket the state.

Shifting winds brought ash down in some communities Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Portland's air quality ranked second-worst among major cities across the world.

A stronger push of marine air is expected to start clearing out the smoke Wednesday night, and the weather service forecasts smoke to be nearly completely out of the area by this weekend.

Unsurprisingly, Metro Vancouver's air quality advisory remains in effect moving into the new week. Environment Canada warned that smoke from the B.C. fires would return to the area by the afternoon, reducing visibility and leaving the area with a "very high risk" rating on the Air Quality Health Index. Usually, this would help shield the area from any extreme weather.

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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. Eaton said Lane appears to be moving closer to the islands than Hector did when it went through the Pacific earlier this month.

Canadian driver Robert Wickens undergoes spinal cord surgery after IndyCar crash
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports later said it would not field the No. 6, the vehicle Wickens' drives, at this weekend's race in St. Bourdais raised concerns about the quality of the repairs and condition of the fence before he got back in the vehicle .

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Actor/director Asia Argento attends the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 12, 2018. Bennett says he was 17 when it happened in a hotel room in Southern California in 2013.

With Tri-City air rated as "unhealthy for sensitive groups", certain people should limit time outdoors, according to the Department of Ecology.

Those most vulnerable to high temperatures include infants and toddlers, pregnant women, seniors, those working or exercising in the heat, persons with chronic illnesses, people living alone without air conditioning, and the homeless.

The Washington Smoke Information blog says you should use visibility to see how much smoke is in your area. At three miles, everyone should minimize outdoor activity.

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