Air Quality Health Advisory - Updated

Published:  November 5, 2019

Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution. Air quality levels are currently within the good range due to offshore winds and decreasing smoke. Northerly winds near the Ranch Fire in Tehama County will allow some smoke to move toward the Bay Area. The smoke is expected to continue to cause hazy skies and potentially elevated hourly air quality readings for fine particulates today and tomorrow, but air quality is not expected to exceed the federal health standard.

People may continue to experience adverse health effects from poor air quality. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious effects, including: children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.