2 Day Forecast

Air Quality Forecast
Thursday, October 30 at 10:40 AM
Thu
Fri
Northern
Zone
55
53
Coast and Central Bay
42
50
Eastern
Zone
46
46
South Central Bay
36
38
Santa Clara Valley
50
46

Read an explanation of the color-coded AQI scale categories used in the air quality forecast.

View the extended Five-Day Air Quality Forecast.

Find out which reporting zone your city is located in.

Ozone Exceedances

2014

Summer Spare the Air Alerts
10
National 8-Hour Ozone Excess Days
5
California 1-Hour Ozone Excess Days
3
California 8-Hour Ozone Excess Days
10
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Spare the Air in the San Francisco Bay Area 

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The 2014/2015 Winter Spare the Air season runs from November 1 through February 28.

Each day by early afternoon, the Air District will issue an air quality forecast for the next day. If air quality is forecast to be unhealthy, a Winter Spare the Air Alert will be called. The alert will be in effect the entire next day, for a full 24 hours.

When a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect, it is illegal to burn wood, manufactured fire logs, pellets, or any other solid fuels in your fireplace, woodstove or outdoor fire pit.

During the winter season, wood smoke is the largest source of harmful particulate pollution. On this website, residents can find information about the health effects of wood smoke, as well as detailed information about the Wood Burning Rule and how to comply with it. 

Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Winter Spare the Air program.

You can also file a wood smoke complaint online.

It’s Your Air, Protect It.

To find out if a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect, residents and business owners can do the following:

• Call 1-877-4NO-BURN (1-877-466-2876)
• Sign up for automatic phone alerts by calling 1-800-430-1515
• Sign up to receive email AirAlerts
• Download the Spare the Air App for iPhone or Android
• Download the Spare the Air widget to your website
• Connect with Spare the Air on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ 

Spare the Air Every Day 

Help reduce pollution and prevent Spare the Air Alerts! Here are some great ways to Spare the Air and find a better way to work:

Commute Tips

Visit stacommutetips.org to get all the information you’re looking for about commute programs and incentives available where you live and work.

Walk or Ride Your Bike

Save money and improve your health, too! Use the Spare the Air app’s Bike Route Planner or the 511 Bike Mapper to plan your trip.

Take the Bus, Ferry or Train

Save gas and money – and reduce stress! Find the fastest route on 511 Trip Planner.

Carpool

Commute with colleagues or neighbors instead of driving alone. Find your rideshare match at 511.org.

Skip a Trip or Link Your Errands

By combining or eliminating trips, you reduce pollution in addition to saving gas and time.

News

Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program

CommuterBenefits

The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program launched on April 1. Bay Area employers with 50 or more employees are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees by September 30 in order to comply.  See informational video.


2013 Annual Report

The Bay Area Air District's Annual Report is available online.

 


Bay Area Bike Share

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The Bay Area Bike Share program is up and running. Members have access to 700 bikes in five Bay Area cities.


San Geronimo Valley Wood Stove Replacement Program

Up to $750 is available.  For more information on this program, see fact sheets in English and Spanish.


Bay Area PEV Ready Website

The Air District's Bay Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Ready website provides info about PEV and charger resources and grants.


Podcasts and Videos

Listen to Air District podcasts or watch videos about air quality related topics.


Clean Vehicle Guides

Our Clean Vehicle Guides page has links to cleaner-technology car resources.


Spare the Air Apps

Download our iPhone and Android apps and get Spare the Air Alerts and air quality forecasts.