Air Quality Advisory Issued As Wildfire Smoke May Be Visible In Parts Of Bay Area

August 5, 2021 8:00 am · 4 comments

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for Thursday and Friday because of wildfire smoke that is expected to be visible in parts of the region.

The smoke is coming from the McFarland, Monument and River Complex fires further north in California and is expected to stay aloft and not be unhealthy to people in the Bay Area, according to the air district.

However, smoky and hazy skies may be visible in parts of the East Bay and North Bay, particularly in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

Air district officials say they will be monitoring air quality in the region, and encourage anyone who smells smoke to stay inside if possible.

People can follow real-time air quality readings in the region at http://baaqmd.gov/highs.

WC Resident August 5, 2021 at 9:35 AM

A high altitude smoke layer may well be a good thing other than for those dependent on solar power. Purple Air shows we are experiencing excellent air quality and that today is much better than the average over the past few days. We are also having nice cool weather today.

https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0#9.21/37.8963/-121.9349

Captain Bebops August 5, 2021 at 10:05 AM

This is one of the coolest summers I’ve experienced in California thus far. Global warming anyone? 🙂

earl August 5, 2021 at 6:17 PM

(sarcastic) i think they call is global climate change so when it is actually colder they ain’t wrong, we are just racist. LOL

God bless

WC August 5, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Send Gavin a thank you by dumping him on election day.

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