'This Is Heaven'; Fresh, Clean Air Driving Smoke From San Francisco Bay Area Skies A low pressure system spinning in the Pacific off the Northwest, began driving away a plume of unhealthy smoke-filled air Wednesday, clearing the gloomy skies that have been draped over the San Francisco Bay Area for weeks.
'Minimal Fire' In Santa Cruz Mountains CZU Complex; LNU, SCU Complexes Near Total Containment Nearly a month after they roared to life during an unprecedented dry lightning storm, three major wildfire complexes that have consumed more than 846,000 acres in the San Francisco Bay Area, destroyed at least 2,723 homes and commercial buildings and claimed six lives neared full containment on Tuesday.
How To Find The Best Air Quality Index (AQI) On The WebThere is plenty of confusion when it comes to Air Quality Index readings during this time of smoke-filled skies from the historic outbreak of wildfires. There are numbers everywhere. Purple Air. Air Now. So what are the best numbers?
Wind Advisory Included As Part Of Red Flag Weather Alert For North BayA Red Flag Warning went into effect Monday night for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills due to dangerous fire conditions and forecast high winds, officials with the National Weather Service said.
Bad Air Quality, COVID-19 Makes It Hard To Escape 109 Degree Heat In AntiochAntioch is known for being one of the hottest places in the Bay Area, but during this heat wave, COVID-19 and the bad air quality are making it hard to find opportunities to stay cool in the heat.
Labor Day Misery: Excessive Heat, Unhealthy Smoke-Filled Skies; Red Flag Wildfire Warning; PG&E Planned Power OutagesIf the excessive heat and unhealthy smoke-filled air was not enough for San Francisco Bay Area residents, two new threats were added to the Labor Day Monday forecast -- shifting blazing hot winds, triggering a red flag wildfire warning and possible planned power outages from Pacific Gas & Electric in Wine Country.
Bay Area Cooling Centers Offer Relief From Heat WaveAs temperatures soar in the Bay Area through the weekend, residents can seek relief at cooling centers set up in some counties in the region.
Plume Of Topical Weather Triggers Red Flag Warning For Fire-Ravaged Northern California For the second week in a row, a plume of unstable air from a dying tropical storm in the Pacific was streaming toward the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, carrying with it a potent combination of gusty winds and dry lightning.
National Weather Service: Threat Of Dry Lightning Storms, 'Sleeper Wildfires' Returns Next WeekAs thousands of firefighters battled one of worse wildfire outbreaks in state history from the shores of Lake Berryessa to the Santa Cruz Mountains, the National Weather Service issued a new dry lightning warning Friday that sent a chill throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
LNU Lightning Complex Fires: Evacuations Expand In Napa, Sonoma Counties, School Closures A small army of firefighters deployed along Lower Chiles Road early Tuesday, preparing to do battle with the advancing wall of flames from the Hennessey Fire which continued to rage out-of-control and had burned through more than 2,700 acres.
Cal ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Amid Heat Wave; No Rolling Blackouts TuesdayCal ISO lifted a Stage 2 emergency Tuesday night, eliminating the need for more rotating power outages as the Bay Area continued to swelter under the ongoing heat wave.
UPDATE: Hennessey Fire In Napa County Grows To 2,500 Acres; Evacuations Near Lake BerryessaThe Hennessey Fire in central Napa County grew to 2,500 acres Monday afternoon, with crews dealing with rugged terrain, adverse weather, and unfavorable fire conditions, according to Cal Fire.
Lightning From Rare Bay Area Thunderstorm Leaves Damage In Its WakeThe dramatic thunderstorm and lightning show Sunday morning left behind damage that stretched across the Bay Area.
Records Tumble As San Francisco Bay Area Swelters Under Stifling Heat WaveEven a rare August thunderstorm failed to break a stifling heat wave's grip on the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday as at least eight cities recorded record new high temperatures.
August Tropical Thunderstorm Rocks Bay Area; Lightning Strikes Spark Widespread WildfiresA rare August storm system rolled through the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.