Sunday, September 25

Check air quality for the Sacramento region


LAKE TAHOE. THIS IS THE VIEW AT THE NORTH SHORE. THAT IS LAKE TAHOE UNDERNEATH THE SMOKE. THAT IS NOT FOG BUT SMOKE LAYING DOWN IN THE FOOTHILLS THIS MORNING, ESPECIALLY IN PLACER AND EL DORADO COUNTY. EVEN CALAVERAS COUNTY SEEING THE SMOKE AT THE HIGHER ELEVATION. A LOT OF THE THICKER SMOKE WILL DRIFT EASTWARD BY A LOT OF THE FOOTHILLS WILL STAY UNDERNEATH SOME HAZINESS THIS AFTERNOON. I NEED THE VALLEY, WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE CLOUDS STREAMING IN AND EVEN HAVE A COUPLE LIGHT SHOWERS. BRIAN MENTIONED WE DID SEE A SHOWER NEARBY TO THE MOSQUITO FIRE. IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO DO ANYTHING BUT IT IS NICE TO HAVE MOISTURE AROUND. A BIG DOMINANT RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE THAT GAVE US THE HE HAS WEEKEND AND SHIFTED EASTWARD. NOW WE ARE UNDERNEATH THE MOISTURE BUT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT EASTWARD AS THIS LOW TO OUR NORTH PIVOTS IN. THIS WILL BRING COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WEEK STARTING TOMORROW AND INTO FRIDAY IN THE AGAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY. GETTING ABOUT 90 IN STOCKTON AND 91. UP TOWARDS YUBA CITY AND PLACERVILLE. THE SMOKE LINGERS IN AUBURN. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL BE IN THE 70’S. A LOT OF SMOKE AND POTENTIALLY AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS BUT THE

Onshore winds are expected to improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento region, but unhealthy and hazardous air will persist in areas near the Mosquito Fire on Monday, according to Spare the Air. The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region for the next two days. Monday Air Quality ForecastEl Dorado: UnhealthyPlacer: HazardousSacramento: ModerateYolo-Solano: Moderate Tuesday Air Quality ForecastEl Dorado: Unhealthy for sensitive groupsPlacer: Very unhealthySacramento: ModerateYolo-Solano: ModerateKCRA 3 meteorologist Eileen Javora said the poorest air quality is mainly an issue in the Foothills and Sierra on Monday morning. A lot of the thicker smoke will drift eastward into the Tahoe basin in the afternoon. VIDEO BELOW | Here’s a look at the forecast this week People with lung and respiratory issues should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activity that could worsen their conditions in the polluted air. People are also urged to wear N95 masks that can filter out smoke particles. Here are recommended ways to reduce your smoke exposure: Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed; if possible, run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” settingLimit outdoor physical activityLeave the smoke-impacted areas if possible until conditions improveReduce unnecessary driving. If traveling through smoke-impacted areas, be sure that your vehicle’s ventilation system is on “recirculate” Non‐HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-type face coverings are not capable of filtering out extra fine smoke particulates, which are much smaller in size . Therefore, they will not be helpful in protecting individuals from smoke-related impacts. Information on the use of masks and face coverings during smoke impacts can be found here. Learn more smoke information from Placer County here.

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Onshore winds are expected to improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento region, but unhealthy and hazardous air will persist in areas near the Mosquito Fire on Monday, according to Spare the Air.

The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region for the next two days.

Monday Air Quality Forecast

  • Eldorado: Unhealthy
  • Pleasure: Hazardous
  • Sacramento: Moderate
  • Yolo-Solano: Moderate

Tuesday Air Quality Forecast

  • El Dorado: Unhealthy for sensitive groups
  • Pleasure: Very unhealthy
  • Sacramento: Moderate
  • Yolo-Solano: Moderate

KCRA 3 meteorologist Eileen Javora said the poorest air quality is mainly an issue in the Foothills and Sierra on Monday morning. A lot of the thicker smoke will drift eastward into the Tahoe basin in the afternoon.

| VIDEO BELOW | Here’s a look at the forecast this week

People with lung and respiratory issues should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activity that could worsen their conditions in the polluted air. People are also urged to wear N95 masks that can filter out smoke particles.

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Here are recommended ways to reduce your smoke exposure:

  • Stay indoors with the windows and doors closed; if possible, run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” setting
  • Limit outdoor physical activity
  • Leave the smoke-impacted areas if possible until conditions improve
  • Reduce unnecessary driving. If traveling through smoke-impacted areas, be sure that your vehicle’s ventilation system is on “recirculate”
  • Non‐HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-type face coverings are not capable of filtering out extra fine smoke particulates, which are much smaller in size. Therefore, they will not be helpful in protecting individuals from smoke-related impacts. Information on the use of masks and face coverings during smoke impacts can be found here.
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Learn more smoke information from Placer County here.


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