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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:56 AM PST Nov. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district will
keep the air quality alert in effect due to smoke impacts from
surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera,
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern counties.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500, Mariposa 209-966-2220.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.




956 am PST Fri Nov 16 2018

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district will
keep the air quality alert in effect due to smoke impacts from
surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera,
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern counties.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500, Mariposa 209-966-2220.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.



Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:00 AM PST Nov. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST this
afternoon for gusty wind and low humidity for fire weather zones
266, 267, 268, and 269...

* wind... areas of northeast to east winds up to 20 mph with local
gusts up to 40 mph over ridges and through favorably oriented
canyons, especially the feather river drainage including the
Camp fire. Winds will gradually decrease this afternoon.

* Humidity... minimum humidity 18-30 percent today.

* Highest threat... Camp fire.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute
to extreme fire behavior.


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