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.