Washington town ‘might have poorest air quality on the planet’ due to wildfires

Wildfires continue to burn east of the Cascade. (NWS Spokane, Twitter)

With wildfires continuing to burn across the state, the Methow Valley region in Central Washington is experiencing what the National Weather Service says could be the worst air quality in the entire world.

Smoke from wildfires dodges Puget Sound, ends up in New York

An air quality index (AQI) rating above 300 is considered extremely dangerous for anyone regardless of prior health conditions. Early Friday morning, the NWS reported that the town of Winthrop’s AQI was “off the charts hazardous” at 470, rising to 487 by 9 a.m. At one point, other

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