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Smoke Levels Explained 

If you love the outdoors, here's what the smoke advisory levels feel like. It's like a sadness rainbow!

On Thursday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for a host of counties in Oregon—including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties here in Central Oregon. That advisory is in effect until noon Friday.

Deschutes County's air quality has hovered in the "Red" or "Orange" category this week due to a rash of fires in Oregon and the wider region.

To help you interpret what that means, the Source has created this very handy, totally scientific and not-fake-news-at-all guide to what the smoke levels mean.

Editor's note: That last part was a joke. So is this:

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Big ups to our friends over at The Inlander for the smoky inspo... 

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Nicole Vulcan

Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. (Blame her for everything since then.) Favorite car: A Trek commuter bike. Favorite cat: An adopted dog who looks like a Jedi master. Favorite things, besides responding to your comments: Downton Abbey re-runs, Aretha Franklin albums, and pink wine.
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