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Old 01-05-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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I need to move to the area. I could move to South Hill or possibly further out from town like up towards Fairview, down towards Moran or possibly even over towards CDL and up to Sagel. But it would be easier to stay in town if it were doable. The issue is I have COPD like breathing issues and anytime I am around even moderate air quality it hits me hard. When I am in great air quality it is like heaven but coming from western WA that is harder and harder to come by.

so if i have to be in the region is there known areas that have better air? I have been looking at wind maps and looks like wind blows north most of the time but not sure what that means on a day to day basis.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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Actually, the prevailing winds in Spokane are usually from the southwest, i.e., Hanford.

But I'm from Jersey, where we abide by these words of wisdom: "never trust air you can't chew."
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Depending on where you live (as usual) it can be pretty bad here. Back in the 70's, 80's and even into the 90's there was a lot of grass burning going on and I know my Dad had a hard time when that season hit. Also, there are a lot of people that use wood burning stoves and fireplaces that may affect your micro air quality around you. The air quality will probably affect you negatively if you live in the city, particularly during winter times. Probably during summer times too, especially with wildfires. We had a very bad season last year so the air was real smokey for a long time.

Check here for monthly summaries of air quality measurements for the Spokane area.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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Actually, the prevailing winds in Spokane are usually from the southwest, i.e., Hanford.

But I'm from Jersey, where we abide by these words of wisdom: "never trust air you can't chew."
lol that is funny. i think we meant the same thing if they are "from" SW then they blow NE???
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:17 AM
 
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Depending on where you live (as usual) it can be pretty bad here. Back in the 70's, 80's and even into the 90's there was a lot of grass burning going on and I know my Dad had a hard time when that season hit. Also, there are a lot of people that use wood burning stoves and fireplaces that may affect your micro air quality around you. The air quality will probably affect you negatively if you live in the city, particularly during winter times. Probably during summer times too, especially with wildfires. We had a very bad season last year so the air was real smokey for a long time.

Check here for monthly summaries of air quality measurements for the Spokane area.
thanks for the tips. yes i came through last summer at that time and it was terrible. i am staying in downtown while checking out other areas. i noticed tonight out by Jefferson Elementary it did not seem much different than downtown but out at Fairview is seemed a little better. I had thought if wind blows towards Whitworth it might not be as good an area but maybe it gets dispersed a bit by the time it gets up there. when they talk about inversions in those reports i wonder if that means like a huge radius around spokan county or more around the city. for example i wonder if it would be all the way out to Neuman Lake.

Last two days it has showed better air in the city than in Town and Country which is counter intuitive unless those areas are in more of an inversion zone. https://www.spokanecleanair.org/current-air-quality
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