Washoe County air quality in "Unhealthy" range

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Updated: 8/23/2013 4:49 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Air quality is currently in the Unhealthy range (meaning for everyone), and especially for sensitive groups due to fine particulate matter, according to the Air Quality Management Division.

The smoke is highly dependent upon the wind direction and the Rim and American fire activity, which can change rapidly. AQMD says to expect smoke to become more concentrated in lower elevations during the evenings and early mornings with partial clearing in the afternoons as atmospheric mixing or favorable winds lifts the smoke out of the breathing zone.

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roseanya - 8/24/2013 12:42 PM
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Do NOT use the a/c if it pulls in outside air. Recommend you hang up wet laundry or wet towels to air dry. Stock up on nasal decongestants, air cleaners...... EVERY year we get smoke. I've seen it this bad before, in north Carson, just a couple of years ago. Hope it doesn't last long.

rustyrubin - 8/24/2013 10:32 AM
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We all heard to stay indoors, close doors and windows and put air conditioner on...What about those of us with swamp coolers?

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