Officials say "Good to Moderate" air quality in Humboldt County


EUREKA, Calif. - For the first time in days, the air has been declared "good to moderate" in Humboldt County, according to the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD).

Air quality officials said cooler temperatures from south winds are pushing the smoke out of populated areas. According to NCUAQMD, the Humboldt County coast will see clearer air from a low pressure system, that's bringing showers and moving the smoke north.

But officials said some areas of the interior will still have an "unhealthy for sensitive groups" advisory for periods of the afternoon, such as Orleans, Weitchpec, and Hoopa.

Air quality officials said smoke in Del Norte and Trinity counties is clearing. As for Trinity County, the areas close to Big Bar, Del Loma, Lewiston, and Junction City have a "moderate" to "unhealthy for sensitive groups" air conditions due to the Helena Fire and Forks Fire.

Officials said Del Norte County stays between "good' and "moderate" air quality conditions. And officials also said winds and cool air is expected through Friday.

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