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21 Nov 2021 — A Combination

 

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LiveCam of poor air quality over Lafayette, CA freeway

With no major wildfires burning anywhere near the Bay Area, a widespread decline in air quality levels… left some in the region perplexed.… Meteorologists said a combination of factors was to blame. — Source

 

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“With no major wildfires burning anywhere near the Bay Area, a widespread decline in air quality levels… left some in the region perplexed.… Meteorologists said a combination of factors was to blame.”

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“With no major wildfires burning anywhere near the Bay Area, a widespread decline in air quality levels… left some in the region perplexed.… Meteorologists said a combination of factors were to blame.”

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“With no major wildfires burning anywhere near the Bay Area, a widespread decline in air quality levels… left some in the region perplexed.… Meteorologists said a lot of factors was to blame.

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“With no major wildfires burning anywhere near the Bay Area, a widespread decline in air quality levels… left some in the region perplexed.… Meteorologistss said several factors were to blame.”

 

GLOSSARY

  • alter (V) – change, adapt, resize
  • Bay Area – name of the area surrounding San Francisco Bay, California, USA
  • decline (N) – something that becomes less or moves in a downward direction; decline (V) – lessen or go down
  • factors (N) – item of thing to consider when making a calculation; aspects, causes, components
  • a lot (expression) – several
  • lot (N) – one of a set of objects; an item taken (drawn) out of a hat or bowl to decide an outcome; the decision that results from drawing lots; lottery (N) – an event of drawing lots
  • major wildfires – California had large wildfires that burned over 3,084,000 acres (about 1,250,000 hectares) in 2021.
  • meteorologist (N) – a scientist in the field of weather, climate, and atmospheric conditions
  • perplexed (Adj) – confused, unable to explain
  • region (N)– a large area; a region of a country, a region of a continent, a region of the earth
  • several (Adj, quantifying modifier) – many; several (N) Several left early due to the rain.
  • widespread (Adj) – common, all over the place, broad