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AIR QUALITY ALERT
AZC027-260500-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1012 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY THURSDAY...

AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR YUMA COUNTY FOR THURSDAY.

AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IS FORECAST TO GENERATE
WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST THAT MAY RESULT IN LOCAL COARSE PARTICLE
CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS
INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.

COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-10 - IS AN AIR
CONTAMINANT THAT CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY IN OLDER ADULTS...CHILDREN...AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA. A
DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.

CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL...STABILIZE LOOSE SOILS...SLOW DOWN OR AVOID
TRAVEL ON DIRT ROADS...REDUCE OR ELIMINATE FIREPLACE USE...AND AVOID
USING GAS-POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT.

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
AZC013-260400-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
915 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
PHOENIX AREA THROUGH THURSDAY...

THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PHOENIX HAS
EXTENDED AN AIRBORNE FINE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR THE
GREATER PHOENIX AREA THROUGH THURSDAY.

THIS MEANS THAT ONGOING STAGNANT WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH
EXISTING AIRBORNE FINE PARTICLE LEVELS MAY RESULT IN LOCAL FINE
PARTICLE CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH
EFFECTS INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.

FINE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-2.5 - IS AN AIR
CONTAMINANT THAT CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY IN OLDER ADULTS...CHILDREN...AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA. A
DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.

THIS IS A NO BURN DAY. FIREPLACE USE AND OUTDOOR BURNING IS
PROHIBITED. CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL AND AVOID USING GAS-POWERED LAWN
EQUIPMENT.

FOR DETAILS ON THIS HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY...
VISIT THE ADEQ INTERNET SITE AT WWW.AZDEQ.GOV OR CALL 602-771-2367
FOR RECORDED FORECAST INFORMATION.

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