It appears that Bay Areans (Areites? Areish?) might have pissed off the sky gods one time too many–I guess this is what we get for the end of the Spare the Air program’s free public transportation.

It’s no joke that the air this past week was chock-full of all sorts of nasty invisible (we hope) particles that limited visibility so much that the tops of the eastern hills were missing from a Campanile viewpoint.

Good news, though. It looks like whatever the mist was–be it from lightning-sparked fires, foggy water vapor, or good old car exhaust–will leave soon, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. You can come outside now.

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Indoor activities, irritated eyes, asthma inhalers as smoke lingers in Bay Area [San Jose Mercury News]