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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 2:42 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has issued
an air quality alert starting on July 20, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin,
Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley
portion of Kern counties.

The Mariposa air pollution district issued an air quality alert for
Mariposa County. For more information regarding air quality,
particularly in Mariposa County, please refer to
http://www.Mariposacounty.Org/index.Aspx?Nid=1434

The Tuolumne County air pollution district has also issued an air
quality alert for southern Tuolumne County. For more information
regarding air quality, particularly in Tuolumne County, please refer
to http://www.Co.Tuolumne.CA.US/index.Aspx?Nid=364

This air quality alert is in effect until Monday, July 24, 2017.

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 doctors
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 661-381-
1809


242 PM PDT Sat Jul 22 2017

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has issued
an air quality alert starting on July 20, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin,
Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley
portion of Kern counties.

The Mariposa air pollution district issued an air quality alert for
Mariposa County. For more information regarding air quality,
particularly in Mariposa County, please refer to
http://www.Mariposacounty.Org/index.Aspx?Nid=1434

The Tuolumne County air pollution district has also issued an air
quality alert for southern Tuolumne County. For more information
regarding air quality, particularly in Tuolumne County, please refer
to http://www.Co.Tuolumne.CA.US/index.Aspx?Nid=364

This air quality alert is in effect until Monday, July 24, 2017.

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 doctors
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 661-381-
1809



Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:22 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 3 PM Sunday to
midnight PDT Sunday night for northeast California and northwest
Nevada...

* affected area... fire zone 270 Surprise Valley California, fire
zone 271 western Lassen/eastern Plumas/eastern Sierra/eastern
Nevada counties, fire zone 272 greater Lake Tahoe area, fire
zone 278 eastern Lassen County, fire zone 450 western Nevada
Sierra front, fire zone 453 west central Nevada basin and
range and fire zone 458 northern Washoe County.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered wet and dry thunderstorms
are expected for Sunday afternoon and evening. Any dry
lightning strikes may cause new wildfires in the area.

* Outflow winds... up to 50 mph in zones 271 and 272 and up to 60
mph elsewhere.

* Impacts... lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause fires to rapidly grow in size
and intensity.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.Gov/Reno for
updates and livingwithfire.Info for preparedness tips.



Http://weather.Gov/Reno