It is 4:30 pm. Wildfires are burning and wind is blowing and here, in Spokane, the temperature is F 88 degrees.
US 395 at Ritzville, leading to the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick and Richland) is closed. The I-90 flashing signs in Spokane told of the closure. The closure was not due to smoke, or fire. Rather, it was due to dust.