Sunny start to the Thanksgiving week, burn ban in effect

Sunny start to the Thanksgiving week, burn ban in effect

A sunny start to the Thanksgiving day week Monday morning but there was plenty of cold temperatures.

There is an air stagnation advisory for most of eastern Washington.

Due to increasing levels of smoke particles and the stagnant weather conditions, outdoor burning and wood heating is banned.

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued a “Stage 1 Burn Ban” because concentrations of air pollutants are expected to increase putting people at risk.

Under a Stage 1 “yellow” burn ban:

— The use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts and other uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited in the Smoke Control Zone, unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat.

— EPA-certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed. How to tell.

— All outdoor burning is banned throughout Spokane County.

Monday should be sunny with a high temperature near 44 degrees. Overnight lows will drop into the mid 20s with some areas seeing temperatures into the teens.

Watch for patchy fog Tuesday morning.

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