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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
516 PM EDT Tue May 16 2017

NJZ002-004-006-103>108-171000-
WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-
EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-
EASTERN UNION-
516 PM EDT Tue May 16 2017

...Air quality alert is in effect from 10 AM Wednesday  until 10 PM
Wednesday...

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.

An Ozone Action Day has been declared! Ozone is forecast to reach
the unhealthy for sensitive groups category across New Jersey due to
southwest winds, mostly sunny skies, and hot 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. In addition,
fine particles are expected to reach the moderate category across
the state with increasing temperatures and humidity.

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NYZ069>075-078>081-176>179-171000-
ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
516 PM EDT Tue May 16 2017

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM Wednesday TO 10 PM Wednesday...

The New York Sate Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...

Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Wes
chester...Rockland.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an
air quality index value of 100 for 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 elevate...the New York State Department of
Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor
physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects.  Peple
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
1800-535-1345.

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CTZ006>008-010-011-171000-
NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-
SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
516 PM EDT Tue May 16 2017

...Air quality alert is in effect from 10 AM Wednesday  until 10 PM
Wednesday...

The Connecticut Department of Energy and
Environmental protection has issued an air quality action day for
the following counties...

Northern Middlesex...Northern New Haven...Northern New London...
Southern Middlesex...Southern New Haven.

An air quality action day means that ozoneWithin the region may
approach or exceed unhealthy standards.  For additional information..
.Please visit the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
website at http://www.ct.gov/deep/AQI

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