Smoke advisory extended throughout Southern California – OCRegister

12September 2020

Unhealthy conditions from the wildfire ash blanketing Southern California have actually extended a smoke advisory in the region till a minimum of Sunday.

As massive wildfires– consisting of the Bobcat fire near the San Gabriel Valley and the El Dorado fire in the Inland Empire– continue to burn, locals throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties were encouraged to continue to limit outside activities, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Early Saturday morning, the regional Air Quality Management District forecast required moderate air quality in Orange County and coastal Los Angeles county, with moderate to unhealthy air quality for inland portions of Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.

By mid-afternoon, the updated air quality approximates revealed unhealthy or extremely unhealthy air quality throughout Los Angeles County, portions of the Inland Empire and the northern portions of Orange County.

The smoke advisory has been in impact because Thursday, and has been extended several times. It is available in the midst of an unprecedented fire season that has seen 5 of the largest wildfires in California history.

Much of the smoke has come from fires in Northern California and Oregon, professionals state, pushed southward by a large high-pressure system off the coast then trapped by the regional marine layer. The bulk of the ash that has fallen throughout the region has come from the Bobcat fire.

Locals in the areas impacted by the air quality warning are urged to stay inside, particularly those with health conditions. When going outside, professionals state masks can aid with some of the smoke particles.Source: ocregister.com

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