Today marked the thirteenth consecutive day in Santa Rosa (and the Bay Area) with the Air Quality Index in the “unhealthy” range or worse. That’s a record.
However, the weather prognosticators finally forecast the wind would kick up today and clear out most of the smoke ahead of a big rain storm moving in tonight, which would really wash the air clean. I’ll be glad to have clean air again, but replacing unhealthy air with rain still means no good riding weather. That made me very determined to get in a ride after the air quality improved but before the rain arrived.