Watches, Warnings & Advisories



One product issued by NWS for: 2 Miles NNW La Quinta CA

Air Quality Alert

CAZ061-065-261400-
Coachella Valley-
Including the cities of Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, and Coachella
San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-
Including the cities of Banning and Desert Hot Springs

130 PM PDT Thu May 23 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT DUE TO ELEVATED PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS FROM WINDBLOWN DUST...

The South Coast AQMD has issued an air quality alert due to increased particle pollution from blowing dust. The air quality alert is in effect from 1 PM Friday to 7 AM Sunday.

In areas directly impacted by high levels of windblown dust, limit your exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoiding vigorous physical activity. Run your air conditioner or an air purifier. If temperatures allow, avoid using whole house fans or swamp coolers that bring in outside air.

Exposure to high particle pollution levels can cause serious health problems, including asthma attacks, heart and lung disease symptoms, and increased risk of respiratory infections. People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality. Children, older adults, and people with respiratory or heart disease should avoid prolonged exposure and strenuous activities when particle pollution levels are high.

To help minimize outdoor particle pollution levels:
 Carpool, telecommute, reduce trips, or take public transportation
 Slow down if driving on dirt roads
 Stabilize loose soils

Levels of particle pollution can vary hour by hour and by location depending on wind conditions.

To view current and forecasted air quality levels, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District website at aqmd.gov or download the mobile app at www.aqmd.gov/mobileapp. Additional details for this air quality alert may be available at www.aqmd.gov/advisory.