For the last 24 hours, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was MODERATE, with a particulate reading of 59. The AQI is scaled from Zero to 500. A reading of Zero to 50 is defined as good; 51 to 100 is moderate; 101 to 150 is unhealthful for sensitive groups; 151-200 is unhealthful; 201 to 300 is very unhealthful; and 301 to 500 is hazardous.
The Air Quality forecast for today is a Yellow Day. This means that air circulation is predicted to be poor. The City of Pendleton asks that the public limit the use of wood burning stoves to those meeting EPA or DEQ emission Standards. It is okay to burn pellet stoves on yellow days. Non-certified stoves should not be used unless they are the sole source of heat for your household.