AIR QUALITY

The Northcoast Unified Airquality Management District has issued another announcement regarding smoky conditions affecting air quality due to multiple fires burning in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Impacted areas generally lie inland, with quality ranging from “moderate,” to “unhealthy” to “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” for people with resperitory problems and other medical conditions.

The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has issued the following public service announcement due to multiple fires burning in or around our listening area.  

The Carr Fire east of Weaverville in Shasta County may present widespread haze to theTrinity Center, Lewiston, and Weaverville areas.  

Batteries Save the Day

Jun 11, 2018

Sterling, MA needed power at night. Instead of building a new power plant, they installed a giant battery to store daytime solar energy for nighttime use.  Oxnard, CA fought off a dirty power plant by proving that it was cheaper to store solar energy.  Utility scale batteries are knocking power plants off the drawing board in communities around the country. 

NASA/Worldview

Temperatures around the Humboldt Bay area will remain in the high 80s through mid 90s Sunday, with triple digit heat inland.