SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Moderate air quality is expected to persist over the Bay Area this week as pollution from wood smoke stays near ground level, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.
Cold temperatures overnight and the holiday season means more of the approximately 1.4 million fireplaces and wood stoves in the region are in use, air district spokeswoman Erin DeMerritt said.READ MORE: Cyclist Struck By Driver In South San Jose Last Year Succumbs To Injuries
Between November and February, wood smoke is the largest source of pollution in the Bay Area.UPDATE: Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect Outside San Francisco Airport International Terminal; Bullet Hits Bystander
A weather pattern of warm air over cold air in the atmosphere is expected to act like a lid and keep wood smoke close to the ground.
A similar stagnant weather pattern was in place last week. Wood smoke and vehicle emissions contributed to less than ideal air quality then.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Officials Crack Down On Illegal, Pop-Up COVID Testing Sites
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