Doug and Nola Purdy look out from their deck in the Westridge area of the city. To their left they smile toward cleaner skies, while to the right and below them sits a haze. On that day air quality was reading good on both the Air Quality Health Index monitor and PurpleAir monitors; however, neither type measure PM10, or dust, so it’s believed that contributed to the hazy air quality that day.
Erin Hitchcock photo
Did you know? Williams Lake has a meteorological air quality monitoring station at Columneetza School. It measures the big 3 pollutants, particulate matter (PM2.5, PM10), nitrogen dioxide ( NO2) and ozone (O3 ), along with current weather conditions (temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind speed/direction). Local and Provincial data, with links to Smokey Sky Bulletins and Air QualityContinue reading “Are you having a bad AIR day?”
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