Air quality remained unhealthy Sunday in most of the Bay Area as smoke from the 117,242-acre Dolan fire near Big Sur travels north. The poor air quality doubled the region’s past record of consecutive Spare the Air days, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Monday marks the 28th straight day of unhealthy air, two years after the deadly Camp Fire created a 14-day streak. … [Read more...] about Cooler conditions, shifting winds could help clear out Bay Area’s smoky air
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But while fires in the Bay Area are emitting less smoke, multiple blazes in addition to the August Complex are pumping out soot and ash. Satellite imagery has captured the massive plume of smoke from the fast-moving Creek Fire east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada. Gass said smoke from this blaze wasn't having a huge impact on the Bay Area Tuesday, but will likely reach the area in coming days when the winds shift. … [Read more...] about Why the Bay Area sky has a yellow glow but it doesn’t smell like smoke
He said the AQI is at the orange level in some parts inland, meaning the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups including individuals with lung or heart disease, older adults, children and teens. The recent spike in readings is related to PM2.5, or fine particulate matter pollution, which is found in wildfire smoke. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to go outside under the Bay Area’s dark orange sky? And how long will it last?
“The cool-down was definitely due to the return of the marine layer that acts as a natural air conditioner that still turned on after the extreme heat after this weekend,” Gass said. “It actually allowed temperatures to stay relatively cool, and the relative humidity values were up a little bit in areas that have had recent fires.” … [Read more...] about The orange sky was Bay Area’s latest extreme climate event. It won’t be the last
Even so, the air quality forecast for Sunday offers some hope for the 49ers and their fans. The AQI in Santa Clara is projected to fall between 150 and 200, said Aaron Richardson of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. That’s still considered “unhealthy for all groups,” but it would not prevent the 49ers from playing. … [Read more...] about Will 49ers’ opener be postponed due to air quality? Here are the key factors