SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - An Air Quality Watch has been issued for Northern Santa Barbara County due to the potential for poor air quality.
The advisory -- which was issued by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District -- is in effect through Tuesday morning, April 9.
According to officials, high winds are forecast that could produce elevated particle levels and poor air quality in some areas, especially the Santa Maria area. Strong winds are anticipated to occur in the afternoon and evening from Friday through Monday.
Everyone, especially people with heart or lung disease (including asthma), older adults, and children, are urged to limit time spent outdoors, and avoid outdoor exercise when high concentrations of dust and particles are in the air.
For more information on this Air Quality Watch, call 805-961-8802 or visit www.OurAir.org.