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Smoky sunrises: Unhealthy to hazardous air quality chokes region

The sun rises through a smoky horizon in Grass Valley’s Glenbrook Basin earlier this week, when air quality levels ranged from unhealthy to hazardous. The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Department of Nevada County have extended an Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires burning, including the Caldor and Dixie fires. Smoke density and location will vary greatly depending on fire behavior and weather conditions with smoke settling in low areas at night. For up to date air quality information, visit http://www.airnow.gov.
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Haze will persist in Grass Valley until Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Today’s high will reach 82. Lows will drop to 56 tonight.

Thursday’s highs will climb to 88, with lows dropping to 60 that night.



Skies should clear for Friday and beyond. Friday’s high will top out at 93. Lows will dip to 63.

Saturday’s high will hit 96, and Sunday’s will reach 95. Lows will settle in the mid- to upper 60s both nights.



Expect highs of 93 on Monday, and 89 on Tuesday.

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Department of Nevada County have extended an Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires burning, including the Caldor and Dixie fires. Smoke density and location will vary greatly depending on fire behavior and weather conditions with smoke settling in low areas at night.

For up to date air quality information, visit http://www.airnow.gov.

Editor Alan Riquelmy contributed to this report.


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