Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH AIR QUALITY DIVISION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
510 PM AKST FRI JAN 30 2015

AKZ222-010215-
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
510 PM AKST FRI JAN 30 2015

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AKST MONDAY...

THE FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH AIR QUALITY DIVISION HAS ISSUED
AN AIR QUALITY ALERT...IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AKST MONDAY.

NORTH POLE AIR QUALITY IS CURRENTLY CLASSIFIED AS UNHEALTHY AND
EXCEEDS THE EPA HEALTH LIMIT FOR FINE PARTICULATE POLLUTION.
PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART DISEASE...THE ELDERLY AND
CHILDREN SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXERTION; EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD
LIMIT PROLONGED EXERTION.

FAIRBANKS AIR QUALITY IS CURRENTLY CLASSIFIED AS UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS AND EXCEEDS THE EPA HEALTH LIMIT FOR FINE
PARTICULATE POLLUTION. PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART DISEASE...
THE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED EXERTION.

THE NWS FORECAST AND LOCAL CONDITIONS ARE SLOWLY IMPROVING AND
RESULTING IN POOR TO VERY POOR DISPERSION. THE NORTH STAR BOROUGH
AIR QUALITY DIVISION HAS FORECAST THE AIR QUALITY IN FAIRBANKS TO
REMAIN UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS...AND THE AIR QUALITY IN
NORTH POLE TO VARY BETWEEN UNHEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE
GROUPS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. BOTH LOCATIONS WILL SEE IMPROVED AIR
QUALITY DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AIR QUALITY IN THE BOROUGH YOU
CAN ACCESS THE BOROUGH WEBSITE AT FNSB.US (ALL LOWER CASE)...THEN
SELECT THE AIR QUALITY LINK.

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