Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
813 AM EDT MON JUN 20 2016

NYZ067-068-210300-
ORANGE-PUTNAM-
813 AM EDT MON JUN 20 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

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

ORANGE...PUTNAM.

IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

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>108-210300-
WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-
813 AM EDT MON JUN 20 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

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

BERGEN...ESSEX...PASSAIC...UNION...HUDSON.

IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

OZONE IS FORECAST TO REACH THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS
CATEGORY ACROSS NEW JERSEY DUE TO LIGHT SOUTH/SOUTHWEST WINDS,
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES, 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.

AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE WITHIN
THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEB SITE AT...HTTP://WWW.NJAQINOW.NET

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