San Francisco's skies turned the color of Irish Single Malt Whiskey, even down to that hint of smokiness on Wednesday morning. The deep orange/amber twilight persisted most of Wednesday forcing everyone to turn on their headlights and don N95 surgical masks against the ash that swirled in the air. As if the Coronavirus were not enough. Massive wildfires, 100 miles to the North East of San Francisco exploded to life during overnight wind storms. The resulting mountains of smoke poured into the Bay Area. A heavy marine layer has trapped the smoke in place giving us dirty air with an AQI reading of 227 Friday morning. Delhi, India the city with the worlds dirtiest air had an AQI of 159 Friday morning. That's not a first place San Francisco can be proud of.
California needs a practical, proven and immediate Strategic Plan to deal with our wildfires. And then we need to be consistent, persistent and strategic in implementing it.
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