Air Quality Watch Issued for North County

High Winds Expected to Kick Up Particle Levels

An Air Quality Watch has been issued for northern Santa Barbara County through Tuesday morning because of high winds expected to hit the Santa Maria area over the weekend.

The winds, according to officials, could produce elevated particle levels. People should limit time spent outdoors during these types of events, officials said in a press release, especially the elderly, children, and residents with heart or lung disease. Anyone with symptoms that may be related to particle exposure should contact a health-care provider.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by: