The neighborhood I live in has unhealthy air quality, which is an improvement from hazardous air quality from a day ago. One day the quality number was over 500 and my head throbbed all day and sleep was surreal. This is in a house which kept all windows and doors shut with a HEPA-certified air filter on the HVAC system.
My heart goes out to the thousands in Oregon who lost their homes or are still evacuated.
Although the east wind has stopped, the west wind is slight to calm and there is almost no pressure gradient from the Pacific to inland areas. This means the smoke will be around for more days to come.
Need to visualize clean air.