Improving conditions prompt Yakima County burn ban removal

YRCAA NEWS RELEASE -- The Burn Ban for both upper and lower Yakima County areas has been removed for all areas in YRCAA’s jurisdiction due to an improvement in ventilation and weather projections.

The Stage 2 ban was lifted by 10:00 AM Friday due to the lifting of the low inversion and the projected improvements in ventilation and dispersion conditions through the weekend.

Dispersion and ventilation predictions are poor to fair.

PM2.5 Monitor values are currently Moderate (Yellow) in both the upper and lower county areas.