Check out air quality in the S.F. Bay Area under the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Air Now and PurpleAir
Air quality in the air quality index should be good to low, leaving no alarms in place for Saturday.
Over the course of the weekend, smoky and foggy conditions are expected to gradually improve, as winds that blow from the ocean inland increase on land, the National Weather Service announced Friday morning.
The air district will continue to monitor air quality across the region to monitor the effects of persistent wildfires on smoke.
The Bay Area Air Quality Control Board on Thursday lifted air quality alert levels to higher levels.
The continuing smoke, hovering through the region, may create cloudy, smoky skies in some areas with a pronounced odor in the air, though officials indicated that the emissions would not exceed federal health standards.
Whilst the sky looks eerily bright, air quality on the ground is generally pretty good.
The BAAQMD also recommends that people affected by the smoke should restart their air conditioning and ventilation systems to prevent any inward movement of outdoor air.
Today, 8/20, Spare the Air Alert! Bay Area air quality is expected to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in all regions. Tomorrow, 8/21, Air Quality Advisory! Air quality is expected to be Good in the Coast and Central Bay and the South Central Bay, Moderate in all other regions. pic.twitter.com/2kdtMPWnvJ
— Bay Area Air Quality (@AirDistrict) August 20, 2021
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) August 20, 2021