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Air District to Provide Clean Air Centers With New Funding

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Clean Air Centers Pilot Program was established by AB 836 (Wicks) and provides the Valley Air District $750,000 in funding to create a network of clean air centers to provide vulnerable populations a respite from wildfires and other smoke events. The program will pay public or private organizations up to 100% of the cost of large ...

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Valley Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The 2022 wildfire season has arrived in central California with isolated grass and wildland fires threatening to bring smoke into the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is encouraging residents to be prepared and plan now for potential poor air quality due to wildfire smoke that might reach the Valley as we ...

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Stagnant Conditions, Colder Weather and Residential Wood Burning Leading to Deteriorating Air Quality

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Current poor dispersion conditions and a stable atmosphere across the Valley has led to an increase in PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller) concentrations across the region, which is more common during the cooler weather of the fall and winter seasons. Lingering smoke from wildfires in the region and residential wood burning activity in the cooler ...

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Extreme Heat Risk This Weekend

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday, July 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a target area that includes the San Joaquin Valley, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures are expected to range between 103 to 107 degrees at the height of the heat. A Heat Advisory ...

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