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
• Airnow.gov, a partnership run by the EPA including federal, state and local air monitoring agencies, offers a “one-stop source for air quality data,” including interactive maps with local, national and world views. It also offers a Fire and Smoke Map with current fire conditions and air quality data including readings from the crowdsourced PurpleAir network. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to go outside under the Bay Area’s dark orange sky? And how long will it last?
“We are living in an era of dramatically increasing risk from wildfires,” he said. “That risk is playing out in a whole bunch of different ways, and yesterday’s experience is one we haven’t seen. It’s an important reminder with increased risk there’s an increased diversity of impacts, and we should be prepared for new things we haven’t seen.” … [Read more...] about The orange sky was Bay Area’s latest extreme climate event. It won’t be the last
Who makes the call? Jim Mercurio, executive vice president of stadium operations for the 49ers, would represent the team in conversations with the league. The NFL’s football operations department will consult with its contracted weather service and agencies in the area to obtain hourly AQI readings, and also will involve the league’s chief medical officer and other medical consultants before making a decision. … [Read more...] about Will 49ers’ opener be postponed due to air quality? Here are the key factors