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Smoke from wildfires causing poor air quality in parts of the Northwest

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:17:23 EDT
Due to recent wildfires, the air quality is unhealthy in several areas along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, especially in the Trout Lake and Ellensburg areas. At times, smoke will also impact areas in and around the Columbia basin. The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an air quality alert, which is in effect until noon PDT Monday. Details...

Sunday's Air Quality

Sun, 01 Jul 2012 08:26:12 EDT
Air Quality will be in the Unhealthy range today for Atlanta, Georgia. Conditions are in the the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range today for a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys. Areas around Chicago, Illinois and San Bernardinio, California are also in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. A Wildfire Smoke Health Advisory is in effect for the Pine Ridge Fire, with light to locally Heavy smoke is expected downwind of the Pine Ridge Fire northeast of Grand Junction. Air Quality Indexes for areas around Colorado Springs is also in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range. Details...

Saturday's Air Quality

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 11:49:36 EDT
Air Quality will be in the Unhealthy range today for Atlanta, Georgia and Cincinnati, Ohio. Conditions are in the the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range today for a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic, into the Southeast, Tennessee, Ohio and Colorado River Valleys. Wildfire Smoke Health Advisories are in effect for the Waldo Canyon, Pine Ridge, and Little Sand fires. Due to changing conditions, the amount of smoke affecting specific areas is variable. Air Quality Indexes for areas around Colorado Springs is in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range. Details...

Air Quality for Thursday

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:20:11 EDT
In Colorado, Wildfire Smoke Health Advisories are in effect for the Waldo Canyon and Little Sand fires. Due to changing conditions, the amount of smoke affecting specific areas is variable. In addition to the skyrocketing temperatures, areas across the eastern U.S. will also experience air quality impacts as the heatwave continues. Air Quality Indexes are forecast to reach the Unhealthy level in the Atlanta and Charlotte NC metro areas, with a much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantc, and Ohio and Tennessee Valleys in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category. Details...

Air Quality Alerts

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:15:35 EDT
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an air quality alert for the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area. Details...

Air Quality Alerts

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 05:20:00 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for the western Piedmont of North Carolina, the Upstate and mountains of South Carolina, and the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas of Oklahoma. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Sunday

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 07:45:35 EDT
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued Air Quality Alerts for most of New Jersey for Sunday. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Wednesday

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:34:18 EDT
The Fairbanks Alaska North Star Borough Air Quality Program has issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Fairbanks North Star Borough, in effect until 9 AM AKDT Wednesday. Due to the possible elevated levels of ozone in southeastern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air Quality Watch for Wednesday. This will be in effect until 11 PM Wednesday night. Details...

Air Quality Index

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:41:25 EDT
The Air Quality Index will reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category in the El Paso Texas area. Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Details...

Air Quality Advisories

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:09:58 EDT
Air Quality Advisories are in effect for much of New Jersey, parts of eastern Pennsylvania, and northern Delaware. Air Quality Advisory means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Friday

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 06:06:16 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for much of North and South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and the Washington DC area for Friday. Air Quality Alerts are also in effect for parts of southern and central California, northwestern Oregon, and western Washington. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Thursday

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 05:47:28 EDT
Air Quality Index values will be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range for much of the East from New York through parts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama and as far west as Ohio. In this range, members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Wednesday

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 05:23:30 EDT
Air Quality Index values will be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range for much of the East from New York through North Carolina and as far west as Indiana and parts of Kentucky. In this range, members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. Air Quality Index values will be in the Unhealthy range in the Philadelphia/Wilmington Delaware area on Wednesday. In the Unhealthy range, everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Tuesday

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 05:16:22 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for parts of New England, much of the Mid-Atlantic, Appalachians, and Tennessee. Air Quality Alerts include Cape Cod, New York City, the Washington/Baltimore area, Richmond VA, Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, NC, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Air Quality Alerts are also in effect for the Youngstown OH area. An Air Quality Alert means that ground level ozone concentrations may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Monday

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:35:48 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for much of the Mid-Atlantic, Appalachians, and Tennessee. Air Quality Alerts include New York City, the Washington/Baltimore area, Richmond VA, Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, NC, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An Air Quality Alert means that ground level ozone concentrations may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Sunday

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 07:19:01 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for parts of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, Appalachians, Tennessee, and Michigan. An Air Quality Alert means that ground level ozone concentrations may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Alerts for Saturday

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 07:09:14 EDT
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for Saturday across parts of Wisconsin as a warm and increasingly humid air mass will move into the Lake Michigan region. With light southerly winds, warm temperatures, and mostly sunny skies forecast for the region, there is a possibility that ozone concentrations will reach unhealthy levels for persons in sensitive groups. In the Washington DC area, a Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been issued, meaning that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for ozone has been issued for parts of Tennessee as well. Ground level ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 07:10:06 EDT
Air quality levels are forecast to reach the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" range today in Banning, CA, Denver, CO, Knoxville and Nashville, TN, and the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 05:13:20 EDT
Air quality levels are forecast to reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range today in Banning, California, and Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado. An Action Day has been declared for Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado. An air quality action day means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Today

Thu, 06 May 2010 07:11:09 EDT
Air quality will be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range today for the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans areas in Louisiana, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina. An Air Quality Action Day has been declared for these areas as atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone pollution today. Individuals with chronic lung disease, the elderly and small children are particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid exposure by minimizing exertion outdoors during the mid-day to early evening hours. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Sunday

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 06:51:06 EST
An Air Quality Action Day with ozone levels Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups has been declared for Bakersfield, Fresno, Hanford, Madera, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, California. An air quality action day means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Wednesday

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 06:13:33 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range are forecast today for Phoenix and Pinal County, Arizona and an Air Quality Action Day has been declared. An air quality action day means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 06:57:35 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range are forecast today for Bakersfield, Fresno, San Bernardino, Lake Elsinore, Perris Valley, the San Diego Foothills and Visalia, California. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:25:18 EDT
Air quality levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range are forecast today for Auburn, Bakersfield, Fresno, portions of the Sacramento area, and San Bernardino, California. The Station fire will continue to generate localized areas of smoke and unhealthy air quality in portions of the San Gabriel Mountains. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Sunday

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:50:15 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range are forecast today for Bakersfield, Visalia, and portions of the Los Angeles area in California, Wilmington, Delaware, Springfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts, Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ludington, and Traverse City, Michigan, the state of New Jersey, Buffalo, New York, and Niagara Falls, New York, Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Columbus, and Youngstown, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Susquehanna Valley, and the Liberty/Clairton area of Pennsylvania. An Air Quality Action Day has been declared for many of these locations. An air quality action day means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:15:25 EDT
Ozone levels are forecast to reach Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in Visalia and portions of Los Angeles, California, Baton Rouge area of Louisiana, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. An Air Quality Action day has been declared today for the Baton Rouge area. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 06:33:56 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range are forecast today in the Cascade foothills of eastern King and Pierce counties of Washington state, along with Bakersfield, Visalia, and portions of the Los Angeles area in California. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 06:49:08 EDT
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels of ozone are forecast for the Cascade foothills of eastern King and Pierce counties in Washington, Portland, Oregon, and portions of the Los Angeles, California, area. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Sunday

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 07:06:13 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy range are forecast for portions of the San Bernardino, California area. Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels are forecast for Auburn, Bakersfield, Lake Elsinore, Norco/Corona, Perris Valley, Placerville, Simi Valley, Visalia, and the Sacramento area in California. The Cascade foothills of eastern King and Pierce counties of Washington are also forecast to have Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Saturday

Sat, 25 Jul 2009 07:16:23 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels are forecast for the Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, New Haven, and New London-Groton, areas of Connecticut, the Auburn, Bakersfield, Placerville, Roseville-Rocklin, Sacramento, Visalia, areas of California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and San Juan County, New Mexico. An Air Quality Action day has been declared for the entire state of New Jersey, New York City, New York, Newburgh, New York, Wilmington, Delaware, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Valley, Pennsylvania and El Paso, Texas due to ozone levels reaching the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:56:59 EDT
Unhealthy air quality levels for ozone are forecast for San Bernardino, California. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels are forecast for Bakersfield, Visalia, and portions of the Los Angeles area in California. An Air Quality Action day has been declared for the El Paso, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Tyler-Longview-Marshall areas of Texas, due to ozone levels reaching the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Saturday

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:13:03 EDT
Unhealthy air quality levels for ozone are forecast for Bakersfield, Fresno, and Visalia, California. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels are forecast for Boise, Idaho, Las Vegas, Nevada, along with Auburn, Hanford, Placerville, Stockton, and the Sacramento, California Area. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:49:49 EDT
Unhealthy air quality levels for ozone are forecast for areas of California including Auburn, Bakersfield, Fresno, Placerville, Roseville-Rocklin, and Sacramento. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels are forecast for Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah, along with Elk Grove, Folsom, Hanford, Madera, Paradise, Visalia, Western Nevada County, and portions of the Los Angeles, California Area. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for July 4th

Sat, 04 Jul 2009 07:17:41 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy range are forecast for Bakersfield and Fresno California. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups ozone levels are forecast for Baton Rouge Louisiana, Auburn and Hanford California along with the portions of the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Ventura County areas. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 03 Jul 2009 08:12:56 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy range are forecast for New Orleans and the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana and Bakersfield California. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups ozone levels are forecast for portions of California including Auburn, Fresno, Hanford, Merced, Modesto, Placerville, and Visalia along with portions of the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas. These levels are also expected in Mobile Alabama, Pensacola Florida, Lafayette and Lake Charles Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 07:41:59 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy range are forecast for portions of California including Bakersfield, Fresno and locations in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality levels are forecast for Atlanta Georgia along with Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria areas in Texas. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:12:56 EDT
Ozone levels in the Unhealthy range are forecast for Visalia, California. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality levels are forecast for portions of California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Friday

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:40:51 EDT
Air Quality Action days have been declared for portions of Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Delaware due to ozone levels in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality levels are also forecast for portions of Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Details...

Air Quality Outlook for Today

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:32:09 EDT
Ground-level ozone is forecast to reach Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels in portions of eastern Texas including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area. Details...

Air Quality Awareness Week

Wed, 29 Apr 2009 05:09:17 EDT
The National Weather Service and the Environmental Protection Agency urge Americans to "Be Air Aware" during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 27-May 1, 2009. Details...

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Air Quality Index Levels in the East and California

Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:45:01 EDT
In the East, a ridge of high pressure will limit vertical mixing in the atmosphere and produce mostly sunny skies and above-normal surface temperatures, enhancing ground-level ozone formation. In addition, southwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front will bring moisture and pollutants into the region, aiding particle formation. These conditions will lead to widespread Moderate AQI levels across the East, with portions of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Vermont reaching Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI levels. In the West, generally light winds in California will limit pollutant dispersion, and mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures will enhance ozone formation. As a result, Moderate AQI levels are expected throughout the state, with AQI levels in Bakersfield, CA, forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups on Sunday. Details...

Unhealthy Air Quality Index levels in southern California

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:45:50 EDT
In the West, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures will enhance ozone formation. In addition, some pollutant carryover from previous days will result in some areas in southern California expected to reach Unhealthy AQI levels. In the South, Midwest, and East, mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures will enhance ozone formation. Some parts of Texas are expected to see Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI levels on Monday. Major metropolitan areas, such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. will see Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI levels. Details...

Air Quality Awareness Week

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:20:42 EDT
May marks the beginning of ozone season in most areas of the country – a good time to make sure that you check your daily Air Quality Index (AQI) and forecast information to help you protect your health. “Be Air Aware: Keep an Eye on the AQI” is the theme of this year’s Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 to May 2. NOAA and the Environmental Protection Agency established the awareness week to remind Americans of the importance air quality forecasts can play in their daily lives. Details...

Air Quality Alerts

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 EST
Air Quality Alerts are in effect for Thursday for the Atlanta Georgia area, much of the Upstate of South Carolina and the western Piedmont of North Carolina, and parts of eastern Tennessee. Details...

Air Quality Alerts

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 EST
Air Quality Alerts for ground level ozone have been issued for the Washington DC and Baltimore metro areas as well as much of the Maryland Eastern Shore and Delaware beaches, the Delaware Valley region including Philadelphia, most of New Jersey, and the Atlanta Georgia metro area. Air quality across parts of eastern North Carolina continues to be effected by smoke and fine particulates from lingering fires. Details...




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