Seahawks vs. Patriots: Monitoring air quality ahead of SNF


The fires that have spread across Oregon and some parts of Washington have had a major effect on the air quality in the great northwest.

Air quality indexes have rated the air-borne toxins from unhealthy to hazardous, forcing most people in the area to remain in their homes. 

The Seahawks are taking extra precautions this week by practicing indoors.

Coach Pete Carroll is watching the forecast carefully before deciding how to practice this week.

“I’m going to wait until Wednesday see what it is, because it can change pretty quickly,” Carroll said during his Monday press conference.

“We are concerned about it, and I don’t know what that means as far as what the likelihood is of practicing outside. I don’t know, we’ve got to wait and see what the numbers are. We’re going to take care of our guys first, so whatever’s best, we’ll do that.”

Pete Carroll

There has been slight improvement in air quality, but AQI values remain very unhealthy.

The latest models are now pointing towards the end of the week for clearer air.

The Seattle Mariners recently played two games at T-Mobile Park under heavy smoke. 

For Sunday Night Football, the status of the game remains unchanged, but will continue to be looked at closely.

Updates will be coming more as the weekend gets closer.

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