This was our air quality on Monday. It was bad but it wasn't TERRIBLE. Mommy said we seldom she this much pollution but there is a BIG fire to the south and some pretty bad structure fires up the PENINSULA. Because we are in a valley all the smoke travels to US.
Well, look at the air quality today. It is A LOT WORSE! It is so bad you can barely see the hills and we were moving TOWARD them. Again the really terrible fire burning south of us in Big Sur is contributing to the bad air. But it is more than just that fire causing our valley to look more like BEIJING than SAN JOSE. . . an inversion layer.
Yes today was a HOT HOT HOT day with temperatures over 90 degrees. And making it seem even HOTTER was the humidity. It was way over 68% today and that made the air feel oppressive. We generally so not have such HOT, HUMID and STAGNANT air.
I am hoping for a change in at least the inversion layer. I can handle hot weather if it is dry and maybe a bit breezy. The air movement always makes it seem better. I hope and pray that the wildfires are under control soon, too. Granted, MY AIR would be more breathable if there was less smoke. But I am also dismayed by the loss of property and life the fires are causing. Some very wonderful regional parks are being burned. This is the area where you can go wildflower hunting in the Spring. Well you can go a lot of places but this area has some of the most unique species.