Smoke

Air Quality Index readings
From Bay Area Air Quality Management District
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 21, 2018 - 6:28 am
For the first time in nearly two weeks, air quality readings in much of the Bay Area dropped from "hazardous" and "unhealthy" to lesser categories on Wednesday morning.
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Canceled due to air quality poster
KCBS Radio/Stan Bunger
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
Smoke-weary Bay Area residents will soon be trading their N95 facemasks for umbrellas. The first major weather system of the season is expected to bring rain as early as Tuesday night in the North Bay, with the entire region expected to see rain by Wednesday morning.
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Smoky Air
KCBS Radio/Matt Bigler
Matt Bigler
November 16, 2018 - 10:36 am
Smoke from the Butte County wildfire has had a deep impact on life in the Bay Area.
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Football field graphic
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KCBS Radio Morning News
November 16, 2018 - 6:25 am
The Bay Area's poor air quality is forcing a massive scramble among sports officials from the youth soccer level all the way up to bigtime college sports.
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Smoky skies seen from West Oakland BART station
Stan Bunger/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 15, 2018 - 6:11 am
Northern California is expected to suffer through smoky skies created by the Camp Fire in Butte County for several more days.
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Nic Palmer
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 09, 2018 - 7:00 am
Air quality in the Bay Area plunged into "unhealthy" levels Friday as smoke from the distant Camp Fire in Butte County blanketed the region.
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View from Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton
Lick Observatory
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 08, 2018 - 8:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Thursday is expected to bring the worst air quality of the week to many Bay Area communities. The National Weather Service has posted an Air Quality Advisory and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has added a Spare the Air Day alert. The culprit is the...
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Sunrise view from Mt. Hamilton
Lick Observatory
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 07, 2018 - 7:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- An air quality advisory remains in place through Thursday for the Bay Area as smoke from the Mendocino Complex wildfires continues to drift into the region. In its advisory, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said, "starting Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday,...
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Smoke from Yolo County Fire drifting over Vallejo
(Photo credit: R. Del Rosario/KCBS Radio)
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 03, 2018 - 5:59 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- The Bay Area has largely escaped any smoky consequences of the wildfires burning to our north--until now. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an advisory about smoke, mostly from the fires in Mendocino County, blowing into the North Bay and possibly...
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Smoky sun in Redding
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 31, 2018 - 7:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- As wildfires sweep the state, tens of thousands of Californians are breathing air that's considered unhealthy or dangerous. Tuesday morning air pollution index readings in the Redding area placed air quality in the "unhealthy" category. The chief pollutant is what's...
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