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Air Advisory Extended as Smoke From Ranch Fire Drifts to Bay Area

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    Today's Forecast: Nice Day Ahead

    Today will be sunny with calm wind. Inland areas will reach the lower 80s. Meteorologist Kari Hall has details in the Microclimate Forecast.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019)

    An air quality advisory due to smoke from the Ranch Fire in Tehama County has been extended through Wednesday.

    Northerly winds near the blaze, burning south of Redding, will allow for some smoke to drift to the Bay Area, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

    Although the smoke is expected to cause hazy skies and potentially elevated hourly air quality readings for fine particulates on Tuesday and Wednesday, it's not expected to exceed the federal health standard.

    If the smell of smoke is present, Bay Area residents should avoid exposure. If possible, residents should stay inside with windows and doors closed until smoke levels subside, the air district said.

    Check Your Home, Car Filter For Wildfire Smoke Residue

    [BAY] Check Your Home, Car Filter For Wildfire Smoke Residue

    As firefighters start to gain the upper hand on the wildfire burning in Sonoma County, the air quality has improved around the Bay Area. But there’s possibly residue from the smoke trapped in your home or car. Consumer investigator Chris Chmura has something for everyone to check.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 4, 2019)

    It is also recommended that Bay Area residents set air conditioning units and car vent systems to re-circulate to prevent outside air from moving inside.

    Real-time air quality readings are available here.

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