UPDATE: Spare the Air Alert Extended to Monday, Heat Continues

Monday's temps expected in 90s inland.


Bay Area air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for a third day in a row, prompting another Spare the Air alert for Monday, according to Bay Area air quality officials.

The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day. An alert is already in effect today.

Monday's Spare the Air alert is the tenth of 2012. Residents are asked to avoid driving on Spare the Air days and find alternate transit options, including biking, carpooling or taking public transit.

Monday's temperatures are forecast to reach the mid 70s in San Francisco and the lower 90s inland, according to the National Weather Service.

The alert often coincides with warm weather but other factors contribute to poor air quality, officials said. Ozone can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain and inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Those with asthma, bronchitis and emphysema are especially vulnerable, as are young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions.

By Bay City News Service.

Belle (Orchid Lady) October 01, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Not me V_Therese...I just don't hold up well in the heat, sadly. I wish I did, but I'm a bit of a wilting flower in the heat and sun. Glad someone is enjoying it though! Have a great hot week!
Rico October 02, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Number one cause is secondhand smoke from cigarettes, I guess not many have quit yet. And people are still building fires to keep warm now, that must be stopped, otherwise Marin will be destroyed., why do so many people burn wood on 100 degree days ? Of course, it couldn't be the refineries flaring, the diesel mass transit running, the trains running, the power plants running, the bakeries and conveyor hamburger restaurants and Leon's BBQ, the industrial manufacturing plants, the agricultural spraying and burning of scrapple and slash, automobile and small engine exhaust, the shipping ports, the on-site asphalt batch plant at Edna Maguire, the airports........ We need to mandate that nobody be allowed to smoke cigarettes or use wood for heat on any and all days of the year, that will solve all our air problems.
Snide Lee October 02, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Lots and lots of diesel. The most carcinogenic substance known to man. Just look at the 101 in Novato any morning. Gasp. Choke. Yummy metallic particulate matter. Wheez
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau October 02, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Funny, the video starts out about the NOISE but you're playing the cancer card. The mine took many years of environmenal permits and planning, long before any houses were built in the area. Real Estate 101: Research Any Plans For Industrial Development Before Buying. Especially if you are looking at an area near large undeveloped land.
Katheryn October 02, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Someone needs to spare the air during the middle of the night. Please click on the You Tube Link below and then watch the You Tube Video in the story. If you are as angry as many of us are then please add this video to your Facebook, we need to get the word out to the world. http://temecula.patch.com/articles/citizen-reader-shares-mining-sounds Note: The builder Develper is also the mining operator who did not disclose they were going to build an aggregate operation after the houses were built and also the City changed the zoning when the builder mining operator asked. The environmental studies. what environmental studies the City seems to say okay to anyting the mining operator developer wants. Gasp Gasp Choke Choke.


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