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Air Quality Alert

CAC019-029-031-039-043-107-261200-
Fresno-Kern-Kings-Madera-Mariposa-Tulare-
342 PM PDT Thu Oct 22 2020

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is
extending an Air Quality Alert on October 22, 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.

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

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google
Play.

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
415 AM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions from late Sunday Night
through Tuesday Afternoon for Strong Easterly Winds and Low
Humidity...

.By Late Sunday Night, an upper level disturbance dropping into
the region from due North will introduce a strong jet stream with
a Northeast to Southwest orientation. These Northeasterly winds
could reach speeds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph over the
much of the Sierra Nevada/Tehachapi Range on Monday and Tuesday.
Along with the strong winds, poor humidity recovery will exist
across the region to elevate the fire danger to Critical levels
over Central California.

CAZ590>597-231915-
/O.CON.KHNX.FW.A.0001.201026T1200Z-201028T0000Z/
Central Sierra Foothills-Southern Sierra Foothills-Central Sierra-
North Kings River-Sequoia Kings-Lake Isabella-Tehachapi Area-
Fort Tejon-
415 AM PDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595,
596, AND 597...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 590. Fire weather zone 591.
  Fire weather zone 592. Fire weather zone 593. Fire weather
  zone 594. Fire weather zone 595.Fire weather zone 596.Fire
  weather zone 597.

* WIND...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 mph with local gusts
  up to 40 mph possible.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and
  could exhibit dangerous fire behavior. Outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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DCH




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