Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK

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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
355 PM CDT Wed May 16 2018

OKZ019-024>030-180000-
Logan-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-Cleveland-Pottawatomie-
Including the cities of Guthrie, Yukon, Concho, El Reno, Mustang,
Oklahoma City, Chandler, Stroud, Prague, Meeker, Davenport,
Wellston, Chickasha, Tuttle, Purcell, Newcastle, Blanchard, Norman,
Moore, and Shawnee
355 PM CDT Wed May 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

The following statement was issued by the Oklahoma Department of
Environmental Quality.

An Air Quality Alert for Ozone has been issued for Thursday...
May 17...for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area due to expected
high concentrations of ozone.

Persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce
physical exertion and outdoor activity.

The general public is encouraged to help alleviate the problem by
reducing vehicle miles traveled by riding the bus...carpooling...or
avoiding unnecessary trips.  The public is also asked to avoid
refueling during the morning and early afternoon hours...and to
avoid the use of two cycle engines such as lawn mowers...
motorcycles...weed trimmers...and outboard engines. It is also
advised to limit outdoor burning.

For hourly updates on concentrations and possible health warnings,
telephone the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality at
405-702-4100. For more information on health effects, call the
American Lung Association of Oklahoma at 405-748-4674

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