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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!

Nicole Vulcan Aug 23, 2018 16:08 PM
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:

Wyatt Gaines

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