The Entire State of California is Covered in Smoke & Fire
It’s a ‘spare the air’, ‘red flag’ and ‘heat advisory’ day in most of California…again. With dozens of fires blazing, record heat temperatures expected for this time of year, and hot, gusty winds out of the north. Most of California will be much hotter than normal, with unhealthy air today. These types of conditions helped create the Glass fire last weekend, which now rages in wine country. Low humidity, high temperatures, and hot wind.
To track CA fires and containment visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
The only good news today is the temperature is expected to go down tomorrow and into the weekend. The air quality depends on the wind.
It will be in the high 80’s-90’s in San Francisco, and much hotter everywhere else:
The smoke over California:
Got some requests to post the smoke forecast through Friday. Not looking great around Napa and portions of the Bay Area. Wind will be pushing smoke from numerous fires towards the Bay Area at least through Friday. #GlassFire #BayAreaSmoke #WhenTheLightsGoDownInTheCity pic.twitter.com/umtxVxgyIH
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 1, 2020
The heat will be excessive 10.1.2020:
Air Quality is terrible basically everywhere:
To continually updated air quality reports in your specific area check out purple air map, they have air sensors all over the place and they continually update.
To check on wildfire status go to fire.ca.gov, or watch their CAL FIRE UPDATE HERE:
CA Fire Report:
As wind conditions improved yesterday, crews brought final containment to the Fox Fire in Siskiyou County, and over 17,000 firefighters worked to gain ground on the remaining 26 major wildfires across the state. Crews across the State also responded to 26 new wildfires, with only the Candy Fire in Riverside County growing beyond control of the initial response.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,100 wildfires that have burned well over 3.9 million acres in California. Sadly, 29 fatalities have occurred and over 7,200 structures have been destroyed.
Elevated temperatures and low humidity levels continue across much of California through the week. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect beginning this evening in Monterey County and the North Bay, potentially affecting the Glass Fire. Locally gusty winds could be experienced in the Sierra and associated foothills, and southern California mountain regions. A cooling trend is expected to arrive over the weekend, lowering temperatures and raising humidity.
California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires in the months of September and October. Do not let your guard down! To learn more ways on how to prevent sparking a wildfire, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.