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Smoke and Air Quality Update 9/14/20

Bobcat Wildfire
News – 9/14/2020

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the South Coast Air Basin through Monday September 134h due to the smoke from the Bobcat and El Dorado fires. Additionally, smoke from the fires in Northern and Central California is also being transported south and may impact the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley.

Monday afternoon: Onshore winds will start after noon and will likely move smoke to the north and northeast into the mountains of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties andout of the South Coast Air Basin. Modest smoke impacts may persist throughout the rest of the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley due to smoke from the Northern and Central California fires.

Overall, meteorological conditions will bring smoke and ash into portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Unhealthy or higher AQI levels due to PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations are possible in areas of direct smoke impacts. Impacts will be highly variable throughout the day, impacting different parts of the region at different times.

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