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 Air Quality Alert

National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA
Issued: Monday, October 26 2020 - 5:05 PM PDT
Expires: Friday, October 30 2020 - 5:00 PM PDT
Location: Tulare County

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the Eastern Kern County Air Pollution Control District are extending their Air Quality Alerts on October 26, 2020, due to smoke impacts from the Creek Fire, SQF Complex, and other wildfires throughout Sierras for Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Valley portion of Kern Counties, as well as Eastern Kern County. 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 For additional information for eastern Kern County, including the cities of Tehachapi, Lake Isabella, Kernville, Mojave, Rosamond, Inyokern or Ridgecrest, please call the Eastern Kern County Air Pollution Control District at (661) 862-5251. Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google Play. &&


 Red Flag Warning

National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA
Issued: Monday, October 26 2020 - 2:09 PM PDT
Expires: Tuesday, October 27 2020 - 5:00 PM PDT
Location: Tulare County

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Through Tuesday Afternoon For Strong Easterly Winds and Low Humidity...

..RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 298, 299, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, AND 597...

* WIND...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 mph. Localized gusts up to 50 mph possible.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* 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 warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


National Weather Service
San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA
Updated: Monday, Oct 26 2020 - 8:39:11 PM PDT
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