Humboldt County air quality update for October 11


NORTH COAST, Calif. - Smoke and haze from the wildfires in Northern California are impacting the air quality in Humboldt County.

According to the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD), onshore winds that were expected Tuesday did not materialize, and southerly winds will continue to push smoke north into Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties. This pattern will continue until there is a shift in wind, which the NCUAQMD said it expects on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

As of Wednesday morning, air quality in southern Humboldt is forecast to be "moderate" to "unhealthy for sensitive groups," with periods of "unhealthy." Coastal areas of Humboldt and Trinity Counties are expected to be "moderate" to "unhealthy for sensitive groups" until winds begin to shift.

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