Air Quality Alert
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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
400 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

NYZ067>075-176-178-281100-
ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-
NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
400 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT TO 11 PM EDT...
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT SATURDAY...

THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...
WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND...ORANGE...PUTNAM.

AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN
AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF OZONE. THE AIR
QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO CORRELATE
LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER THE AQI
VALUE, THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.

WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OUTDOOR
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS.  PEOPLE
WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF
POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG, AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY
PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HEART DISEASE. THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER
CONSULTING THEIR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.

A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION.
THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

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NJZ002-004-006-103>108-281100-
WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-
400 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT TO 11 PM EDT...
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY UNTIL 11 PM
SATURDAY...

THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

EASTERN BERGEN...EASTERN ESSEX...EASTERN PASSAIC...EASTERN UNION...
HUDSON...WESTERN BERGEN...WESTERN ESSEX...WESTERN PASSAIC...WESTERN
UNION.

OZONE IS FORECAST TO REACH THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS
CATEGORY ACROSS NORTHERN AND INLAND PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY DUE TO
LIGHT SOUTH WINDS, PARTLY SUNNY SKIES, HIGH BACKGROUND POLLUTANT
LEVELS, AND WARM TEMPERATURES. SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS INCLUDING THE
VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, AND PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH
AS ASTHMA, SHOULD AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

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CTZ005>008-281100-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-
400 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT TO 11 PM EDT...
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY UNTIL 11 PM
SATURDAY...

THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD...NORTHERN MIDDLESEX...NORTHERN NEW HAVEN...
NORTHERN NEW LONDON.

AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT OZONE WITHIN THE REGION
MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED THE HEALTH STANDARD. THE COMBINATION OF
VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AND A SOUTHWEST WIND FLOW IS CONDUCIVE FOR
HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE TO FORM ACROSS INLAND CONNECTICUT. RESIDENTS
ARE URGED TO AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES... ESPECIALLY
SENSITIVE GROUPS SUCH AS THE ELDERLY...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI


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