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Toxic, Smoke-Filled Air Chokes SF & Bay Area

“Very Unhealthy” air across the Bay Area on Friday likely to last most of day
By - posted 9/11/2020 No Comment

Although we figured it out just by opening our curtains and looking outside this morning, thanks to SF Gate for confirming that the air quality on Friday morning was among the worst of the entire fire season.

Today’s air is considered “Very Unhealthy” throughout much of the Bay Area. Why is it so bad today? The SJSU FireWeatherLab says that as opposed to a few days ago when the smoke was higher up in the atmosphere (causing the orange glow) today it’s a lot worse because smoke is trapped below 500 meters with very high concentrations at the surface and under 250 meters

See the latest air quality updates from Bay Area Air Quality Management District | PurpleAir | AirNow

With hardly any wind forecast today, the heavy smoke is likely to persist throughout the day. Fortunately starting Saturday, the air quality in San Francisco is forecast to be “moderate”

Updated Bay Area Air Quality News