San Francisco toxic air quality

San Francisco Bay Area is suffering from toxic air quality. It was so bad that even schools were closed today.
Air quality in San Francisco and across the Bay Area worsens, and Air quality index score for SF jumped to 239 today.
It has not been that bad for decades and out door activities are not recommended.
You probably have never seen people playing tennis with mask on in the courts. It is now common here in Bay Area.


 

Raul_SJ

Legend
San Francisco Bay Area is suffering from toxic air quality. It was so bad that even schools were closed today.
Air quality in San Francisco and across the Bay Area worsens, and Air quality index score for SF jumped to 239 today.
It has not been that bad for decades and out door activities are not recommended.
These AQI numbers are bit confusing. Yesterdays AQI was 70 and now it has jumped to 239?? Why did it jump?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
How does closing schools relieve people of the burden of breathing?
Many Bay Area schools have outdoor corridors between multiple classroom buildings. Also, people get don't get to school in magical air-sealed transport. Reducing the number of cars and buses on the road helps the air. Opening and closing of doors by hoards of students lets in outside air. Should I further elaborate?
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Many Bay Area schools have outdoor corridors between multiple classroom buildings. Also, people get don't get to school in magical air-sealed transport. Reducing the number of cars and buses on the road helps the air. Opening and closing of doors by hoards of students lets in outside air. Should I further elaborate?
Same thing happens in my city on very polluted days.

Of course, here matters are worse where children may walk quite a distance to reach school, and they must be having outdoor periods (games and other such activities). Only private schools are airconditioned, the others will just have to have windows and doors open in summer.

Similarly on very hot or cold days, schools are shut.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
San Francisco Bay Area is suffering from toxic air quality. It was so bad that even schools were closed today.
Air quality in San Francisco and across the Bay Area worsens, and Air quality index score for SF jumped to 239 today.
It has not been that bad for decades and out door activities are not recommended.
You probably have never seen people playing tennis with mask on in the courts. It is now common here in Bay Area.


Keep pumping in this air pollution and Earth won't be able to handle it anymore. Once that happens, it is major diasater time and 30 % of the world population will die out.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Yeah come to India, come to Delhi :D

We are having the worst time ever, and people will stare at you if you cover your nose or wear a mask like you are Sheldon Cooper !
Today SF Bay Area apparently had the worst air quality in the world.

I played 2 hours tonight. No problem. Other players seemed fine too. Although I might have stayed inside or worn a mask if I had known air was unhealthiest in the world. If I can play in this than I can play in Delhi and Beijing or any polluted city. :unsure:

Of course those who are sensitive should avoid, but for me, I'd say being in a smoke filled bar breathing second-hand smoke is far worse than playing outdoors.

Smoke from the Camp fire — California’s deadliest wildfire in recorded history — has poured into communities hundreds of miles away, filling the sky with dangerous particles, grayish hues and a bitter odor. The smoke has also dropped temperatures as much as 10 degrees because the haze is blotting out the sun.​
It also has led to dangerous and unhealthy air quality.​
Since the blaze broke out last week, communities in the Sacramento Valley and Bay Area — including Chico, Oroville and Sacramento — have had some of the dirtiest air in the world, according to Purple Air, an air-quality monitoring network.​
Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that tracks air-quality data, said Friday that San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento ranked as the world’s three most polluted cities.​
 
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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Singapore and Malaysia has had this problem in the past when there were burns in Indonesia to clear land.
 

tennytive

Professional
Wearing a mask would interfere with all the huffing and puffing I do after long points. And what about your eyes? Wouldn't the air quality affect them too... burning or watering or whatever?
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
One of my gyms has indoor HEPA filtration so that would be a nice place for a refuge. It was built to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. My tennis club was built in the 1970s and the air quality there isn't that great. For home, I'd get HEPA filters and run them all day.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
God is trying to get everyone's attention, it's really the last chapter, but we are all too busy doing what we want to to.
Keep ignoring him :p
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Many people already said it is like apocalypse. Imagine the sky is orange and grey, sun is no longer shining, and it is hard to breathe. That is scary thing.
It's only scary if we don't take this last little bit of time to get right with ourselves. It's nice to even have a warning.
 

Chadalina

Legend
The air makes it very unpleasant to even go outdoors. The traditional "Big Game" between Cal and Stanford may have to be postponed. The worst air I've experience was in Beijing, which is far worse on a good day than L.A. on a bad day, and this is more dangerous. There are more masks than in Tokyo; @SoBad would love all the masks.
Thats alot of sick women, in japan they wear maskes to prevent spreading the illness, not receiving.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Lol keep messing around, I really am not here for your salvation, that's on you, but let me step out of the way so you can be cool and funny.
Am i messing ?
I am actually listening to this at the mo.
my apologies if you took that amiss.
 

Kevin T

Hall of Fame
God is trying to get everyone's attention, it's really the last chapter, but we are all too busy doing what we want to to.
Keep ignoring him :p
Silly us in NorCal....we thought it was the man-made trifecta of global warming and extended drought, very strong winds that day (maybe that was God, eh?) and poor line management by good old PGE, famous for poor pipe management resulting in the gas line explosion in San Bruno in September of 2010. The same PGE that diverted $100 million earmarked for safety operations to corporate bonuses and compensation.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
The wall of fire moved at 60 mph or more. Hard to imagine flames moving that fast. Some were stuck on the congested roads
and they had no choice but exit their vehicles and run. Can't outrun a fire but what else could they do at that point?
 
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