Air quality advisory in effect for Jackson, Klamath, Lake Co.

SOUTHERN Ore. —The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for Jackson, Klamath, and Lake counties. This coming from wildfire smoke in Douglas County and northern California.

Tuesday afternoon in Medford, the air quality was 217, which puts us in the very unhealthy range.  People most at risk include children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and pregnant women.

Our Morning Meteorologist Bobby Johnston, says the smoke could stick around for a while.

“We’re not seeing any cold fronts major cold fronts to push this smoke out so it’s just kind of settling in and get ready because it’s gonna stay here for a little bit longer,” said Johnston.

The National Weather Service says the advisory is in effect until further notice. If possible stay inside and keep your windows and doors closed.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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