Don’t Use Your Fireplaces Today

Here’s fair warning:  don’t use your fireplaces or wood stoves today!  Although it may be tempting to create some ambiance for Thanksgiving, we are also celebrating the very first Spare The Air Day for Winter 2009-2010.

The Coast and Central Bay, where Oakland’s located, is hitting 102 today. That level is considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” and all active kids or adults with respiratory problems like asthma are advised to limit outdoor exertion.

At least our air quality improves quickly, and we’re in the clear from Friday through Sunday.  According to the Five-Day Forecast, we’re back to good quality again – so there’s no excuse to get out and move around after today’s gluttony.

In the meantime, have a mellow T-Bird Day.