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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
219 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

OKZ060-290130-
TULSA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...TULSA
220 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

...OZONE ALERT TOMORROW TUESDAY JUNE 28TH...

THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN OZONE
ALERT FOR TUESDAY JUNE 28TH...FOR THE TULSA METROPOLITAN
AREA. AN OZONE ALERT MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE
BUILDUP OF OZONE NEAR THE GROUND...TO AN UNHEALTHY LEVEL.

WHEN WINDS ARE LIGHT...THE VAPORS FROM FUELS SUCH AS GASOLINE...
EXHAUST FROM ENGINES...AND AIR POLLUTANTS FROM INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES
REMAIN TRAPPED NEAR THE GROUND. IF SUNSHINE IS ABUNDANT WHEN THESE
AIR POLLUTANTS BUILD UP...A CHEMICAL PROCESS IS TRIGGERED THAT
RESULTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OZONE NEAR THE GROUND DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

WHILE OZONE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE IS BENEFICIAL IN
SCREENING THE SUNS RADIATION...IT IS HARMFUL NEAR THE GROUND. OZONE
CAN BOTHER THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND CAN DAMAGE VEGETATION.

A FEW SIMPLE MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN TO HELP KEEP THE OZONE LEVELS FROM
BECOMING UNHEALTHY. DURING OZONE ALERT DAYS:

POSTPONE ANY UNNECESSARY DRIVING...AND CAR POOL IF POSSIBLE.
IF YOU DO DRIVE TO WORK...TURN THE AIR CONDITIONER IN
YOUR CAR OFF DURING YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. YOU CAN ALSO CUT DOWN ON
EXTRA DRIVING BY BRINGING YOUR LUNCH TO WORK. IF YOU MUST REFUEL YOUR
VEHICLE...DO IT IN THE EVENING AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN OR
POSTPONE YOUR FUELING TO ANOTHER DAY.

POSTPONE RUNNING THE LAWN MOWER AND GAS TRIMMER...THE EXHAUST FROM
THESE SMALL ENGINES CONTRIBUTES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF POLLUTION
TO THE AIR. INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES SHOULD REDUCE POLLUTION EMISSIONS
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON OZONE ALERT DAYS.

THESE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES...PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE TULSA METRO
AREA...CAN HAVE A TREMENDOUS EFFECT IN REDUCING THE POLLUTANTS THAT
CONTRIBUTE TO OZONE PROBLEMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...CONTACT THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AT (918) 293-1600 OR THE INDIAN NATIONS
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS /INCOG/ AT (918) 584-7526. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.OZONEALERT.COM...
INCLUDING CURRENT OZONE LEVELS AROUND THE TULSA AREA.

$$

INZ001-002-281445-
LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GARY...VALPARAISO
936 AM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY HAS BEEN FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST INDIANA
FOR TODAY AND IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

OZONE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE ORANGE OR UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS RANGE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT
THE IDEM SMOG WATCH WEB SITE AT WWW.IN.GOV/APPS/IDEM/SMOG/ OR THE
EPA AIRNOW WEB SITE AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV AND CLICK ON INDIANA.

$$

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