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ORC005-009-027-047-051-053-067-071-WAC011-015-069-172130-
Clackamas-Columbia-Hood River-Marion-Multnomah-Polk-Washington-
Yamhill-Clark-Cowlitz-Wahkiakum-
Including the cities of Oregon City, Mollala, Sandy,
Government Camp, St. Helens, Vernonia, Clatskanie, Hood River,
Cascade Locks, Parkdale, Salem, Stayton, Detroit, Portland, Gresham,
Multnomah Falls, Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Grande Ronde,
Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, McMinnville, Newberg, Vancouver,
Battle Ground, Washougal, Ridgefield, Yacolt, Amboy, Longview,
Kelso, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, and Grays River
222 PM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018


...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT FRIDAY...

The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon Department of
Environmental Quality continues an Air Quality Advisory until noon
Friday.

Smoke and haze remains in the region and will cause air quality to
reach unhealthy levels at times through Friday morning. Conditions
have slightly improved today and will continue to improve through
Friday. However, hazy skies will remain over the region.

Wildfires burning across parts of Washington and Oregon have been
creating abundant smoke. Low level smoke that drifted into western
Oregon along the Columbia River earlier this week has thinned with
conditions slowly improving. Higher level smoke from the wildfires in
southern Oregon remain over the area.

Pollutants in smoke may cause burning eyes, runny nose, and can
aggravate other serious health problems. Limit outdoor activities and
keep children indoors if it is smoky.

More information about air quality can be found at:
www.swcleanair.org
www.oregon.gov/DEQ
$$

NYZ069>075-078>081-176>179-180200-
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-
552 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...

Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland...
Nassau...Suffolk.

in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level
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 elevated...the New York State Department
of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of
elevated levels of pollutants include the very young...and those
with preexisting 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 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

$$

CTZ009>011-180200-
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
552 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM EDT FRIDAY...

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties...

Southern Fairfield...Southern Middlesex...Southern New Haven.

in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening...and in effect from 10 AM to
10 PM EDT Friday.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the
region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional
information...

Please visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental
Protection Web site at http://www.ct.gov/deep/aqi

$$

CTZ012-180200-
Southern New London-
552 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties...

Southern New London.

in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the
region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional
information...

Please visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental
Protection Web site at http://www.ct.gov/deep/aqi

$$

NJZ004-006-103>108-180200-
Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-
Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-
552 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an
Air Quality Action Day for the following counties...

Bergen...Essex...Eastern Passaic...Union...Hudson.

in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

An Ozone Action Day has been declared! Ozone levels are forecast to
reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category in central New
Jersey and along the I-95 corridor with sunny skies, light
west/southwest winds, 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.

For additional information...please visit the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection Web site at... http://www.njaqinow.net

$$

MNZ001-002-003-004-005-006-007-008-009-013-014-015-016-017-022-023-
024-027-028-029-030-031-032-040-191700-
Clay-East Becker-East Marshall-East Otter Tail-East Polk-Grant-
Hubbard-Kittson-Lake Of The Woods-Mahnomen-Norman-North Beltrami-
North Clearwater-Pennington-Red Lake-Roseau-South Beltrami-
South Clearwater-Wadena-West Becker-West Marshall-West Otter Tail-
West Polk-Wilkin-
Including the tribal nations of Leech Lake and Red Lake
Including the cities of Bemidji, Crookston, East Grand Forks,
Moorhead, and Roseau
333 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 3 pm today through 12 pm
Sunday...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for northwestern and northern
Minnesota.

A large area of Canadian wildfire smoke is moving into far northwest
Minnesota and will move south and east covering much of the northern
half of the state by early Friday morning. Air pollution monitors
show a rapid rise in fine particles with values exceeding an Air
Quality Index (AQI) value of 100 along with weather observations
showing visibilities dropping to 2-5 miles in this plume of smoke and
expected to continue over northern Minnesota. The smoke plume is from
fires in British Columbia and Alberta and from wildfires north of
Kenora in western Ontario. Periods of smoke are expected to persist
in this area through Sunday morning. During this time, fine particle
pollution is expected to remain at, or above, a level that is
considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Saturday afternoon
winds will begin to decrease the transport of smoke into the affected
region.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and to
sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications by
email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app, visit
https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality.

$$

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-182100-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-North Itasca-
Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-Crow
Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-Pine-
Including the tribal nations of Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech
Lake, Mille Lacs, and Red Lake
Including the cities of Brainerd, Duluth, Ely, Hibbing, Hinckley,
International Falls, and Two Harbors
333 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 3 pm today through 12 pm
Sunday...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for north central and northeastern
Minnesota.

A large area of Canadian wildfire smoke is moving into far northwest
Minnesota and will move south and east covering much of the northern
half of the state by early Friday morning. Air pollution monitors
show a rapid rise in fine particles with values exceeding an Air
Quality Index (AQI) value of 100 along with weather observations
showing visibilities dropping to 2-5 miles in this plume of smoke
and expected to continue over northern Minnesota. The smoke plume is
from fires in British Columbia and Alberta and from wildfires north
of Kenora in western Ontario. Periods of smoke are expected to
persist in this area through Sunday morning. During this time, fine
particle pollution is expected to remain at, or above, a level that
is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Saturday afternoon
winds will begin to decrease the transport of smoke into the
affected region.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who
are active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.

$$

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and
to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications
by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app,
visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality.

MNZ041-042-043-044-045-191700-

Douglas-Kanabec-Mille Lacs-Morrison-Todd-
Including the tribal nation of Mille Lacs
Including the city of Alexandria
333 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 3 pm today through 12 pm
Sunday...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for central Minnesota.

A large area of Canadian wildfire smoke is moving into far northwest
Minnesota and will move south and east covering much of the northern
half of the state by early Friday morning. Air pollution monitors
show a rapid rise in fine particles with values exceeding an Air
Quality Index (AQI) value of 100 along with weather observations
showing visibilities dropping to 2-5 miles in this plume of smoke
and expected to continue over northern and eventually central
Minnesota. The smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia and
Alberta and from wildfires north of Kenora in western Ontario.
Periods of smoke are expected to persist in this area through Sunday
morning. During this time, fine particle pollution is expected to
remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy for
sensitive groups. By Saturday afternoon winds will begin to decrease
the transport of smoke into the affected region. The southern half
of Minnesota will be monitored for an air quality alert Friday night
into Saturday.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who
are active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and
to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications
by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app,
visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality.

Air Quality Alert
AZC013-180400-

Air Quality Alert
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
904 AM MST Thu Aug 16 2018

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

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Phoenix has
extended an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Greater Phoenix
Area through Friday.

This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.

Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.

If it is a regularly scheduled work day, you are urged to car pool,
telecommute or use mass transit.

The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.

For details on this High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County,
visit the ADEQ internet site at www.azdeq.gov or call 602-771-2300.

$$

ORC013-017-021-023-031-049-055-059-061-063-065-069-171545-
Crook-Deschutes-Gilliam-Grant-Jefferson-Morrow-Sherman-Umatilla-
Union-Wallowa-Wasco-Wheeler-
Including the cities of Prineville, Post, Paulina, Bend, Redmond,
Sunriver, Sisters, La Pine, Brothers, Condon, Lonerock, Arlington,
John Day, Monument, Dayville, Long Creek, Seneca, Madras,
Warm Springs, Culver, Boardman, Heppner, Lexington, Ione, Irrigon,
Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton,
Athena, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Umatilla, Ukiah, Helix, La Grande,
Elgin, Union, North Powder, Enterprise, Joseph, Wallowa..Imnaha,
Troy, Lostine, The Dalles, Maupin, Shaniko, Tygh Valley, Fossil,
Spray, and Mitchell
847 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT FRIDAY...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality
Advisory...in effect until noon PDT Friday for the following
counties:

Crook
Deschutes
Gilliam
Grant
Jefferson
Morrow
Sherman
Umatilla
Union
Wasco
Wallowa
Wheeler

A Smoke Air Quality Advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in
the region combined with forecasted conditions will cause air quality
to reach unhealthy levels.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate
heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health
problems.  Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

 For additional information...please visit the Web site at
http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ
$$

WAC005-013-021-037-039-071-077-171545-
Benton-Columbia-Franklin-Kittitas-Klickitat-Walla Walla-Yakima-
Including the cities of Kennewick, Richland, Benton City, Prosser,
Hanford, Dayton, Starbuck, Pasco, Connell, Ellensburg, Cle Elum,
Easton, Goldendale, White Salmon, Trout Lake, Bickleton, Roosevelt,
College Place, Walla Walla, Burbank, Waitsburg, Prescott, Grandview,
Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Granger, Mabton, Selah, Wapato,
White Swan, Zillah, Naches, and Cliffdell
847 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT FRIDAY...

The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an Air Quality
Alert...in effect until noon PDT Friday for the following
counties in central, south central and southeast Washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy to very unhealthy air will be common across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to local and regional
wildfires currently burning. Moderate to Unhealthy air is expected.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

Fire activity will continue to be monitored. Some improvement in
ventilation will be possible toward the end of the week. The air
quality alert will be reassessed on Wednesday for the rest of the
week based on these trends and upcoming weather conditions.

Information about air quality is on the Washington Department of
Ecology Web site at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/air.html or call 360-407-
6000.
$$

IDC009-017-021-055-057-061-069-079-WAC001-003-007-017-019-023-025-
043-047-051-063-065-075-171515-
Benewah-Bonner-Boundary-Kootenai-Latah-Lewis-Nez Perce-Shoshone-
Adams-Asotin-Chelan-Douglas-Ferry-Garfield-Grant-Lincoln-Okanogan-
Pend Oreille-Spokane-Stevens-Whitman-
Including the cities of Plummer, Tensed, Sandpoint, Priest River,
Blanchard, Careywood, Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs, Porthill,
Eastport, Naples, Coeur d`Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Worley,
Bayview, Rathdrum, Athol, Moscow, Potlatch, Deary, Genesee,
Juliaetta, Kendrick, Kamiah, Craigmont, Nezperce, Winchester,
Lewiston, Lapwai, Peck, Culdesac, Gifford, Kellogg, Pinehurst,
Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Smelterville, Calder, Othello, Ritzville,
Clarkston, Asotin, Anatone, Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere,
Entiat, Chelan, Manson, Plain, East Wenatchee, Bridgeport,
Waterville, Douglas, Republic, Inchelium, Keller, Curlew, Danville,
Laurier, Pomeroy, Moses Lake, Ephrata, Quincy, Mattawa, Royal City,
Coulee City, Davenport, Odessa, Wilbur, Reardan, Sprague, Omak,
Okanogan, Brewster, Oroville, Mazama, Winthrop, Methow, Twisp,
Conconully, Newport, Metaline Falls, Ione, Cusick, Diamond Lake,
Spokane, Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Cheney, Rockford,
Liberty Lake, Deer Park, Colville, Chewelah, Kettle Falls,
Springdale, Northport, Pullman, Colfax, Oakesdale, Rosalia,
La Crosse, and Uniontown
810 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane
Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima
    Nez Perce Tribe
    Colville Confederated Tribes
    Spokane Tribe
    Kalispel Indian
    Community Coeur d`Alene Tribe
    Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
    Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Washington Counties within the Air Quality
Alert Include:

Adams
Asotin
    Chelan
    Douglas
    Ferry
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Okanogan
    Spokane
    Whitman

Idaho Counties within the Air Quality Alert Include:

Boundary
Bonner
Kootenai
Shoshone
Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis
    Clearwater
    Idaho


...AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 10AM FRIDAY...

Unhealthy air will be common across eastern Washington and north
Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Stage
1 Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Benewah,
Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis,
Clearwater, and Idaho Counties of degraded air quality. Due to smoke
from wildfires around the western U.S. and areas in north Idaho and
is forecast to continue to be degraded for the next several days. The
pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of
the week. The air quality alert will be reassessed on Friday for the
weekend based on these trends and upcoming weather conditions.

For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
http://wasmoke.blogspot.com and for current Washington air quality
levels, visit https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.gov.
You may also contact your local air quality agency.

Additional information for health recommendations, air quality, and
wildfire information for Idaho can be found on the Idaho Smoke
Information Blog at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/

$$

MTC029-035-051-053-073-089-101-171400-

Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Great Falls MT
845 AM MDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT...

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air
quality alert for Flathead, Glacier, Liberty, Lincoln, Pondera,
Sanders, and Toole counties in effect until conditions improve.  The
Air Quality Alert is due to smoke from wildfires in northwest
Montana, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia.  This alert will be
updated again at 8AM on 8/17/2018.

An Air Quality Alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedence of the 24 hour National Ambient Air
Quality Standard (NAAQS) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels are ranging between Unhealthy and Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups in northwest Montana and extending to the east of
Glacier National Park.

When air quality is Unhealthy... State and local health officials
recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly,
and children should avoid prolonged exertion; everyone else should
limit prolonged exertion.

When air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups... State and local
health officials recommend that people with respiratory or heart
disease, the elderly and children should limit prolonged exertion.

For more information visit the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality at http://todaysair.mt.gov

MDZ008-NJZ012>015-017>020-026-027-171300-
Cecil-Middlesex-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Gloucester-
Camden-Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Elkton, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook,
Trenton, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly,
Jackson, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
856 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

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

A Code Orange Air Quality Action Day has been issued for Ground
Level Ozone... in effect until midnight EDT tonight.

An Air Quality Advisory means that air quality within the region may
approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For more information on
current and forecast concentrations of ground-level ozone and fine
particulates, visit www.airnow.gov or www.state.nj.us/dep/airmon/ or
call the New Jersey Bureau of Air Monitoring at 609-292-0138

$$

ORZ024-026>030-171900-
Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-Jackson County-
South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Including the cities of Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Medford,
Ashland, Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Diamond Lake, Union Creek,
Howard Prairie, Siskiyou Summit, Altamont, Klamath Falls, Beatty,
Bly, Chemult, Crescent, Gilchrist, and Sprague River
413 AM PDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT SATURDAY...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air
Pollution Advisory...in effect until 5 PM PDT Saturday.

Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions
will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be unhealthy or
even hazardous at times. Unhealthy to very unhealthy conditions are
likely today and Friday and even into the weekend with only brief or
temporary improvements.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes...runny nose...aggravate
heart and lung diseases...and aggravate other serious health
problems.Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is
smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.

For additional information...please visit the web site at
http://www.oregon.gov/deq

$$

RIZ006>008-170300-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Narragansett, Westerly, Newport,
and New Shoreham
413 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM UNTIL 11 PM TODAY...

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued
an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, in effect from
11 AM to 11 PM EDT Today.

An Air Quality Action day means that Ground Level Ozone
concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards. For additional information, please visit the Rhode Island
Department of Environmental Management website at:

https://bit.ly/25SdNtm

$$

MAZ020-022>024-170300-
Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Including the cities of Fall River, New Bedford, Chatham, Falmouth,
Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, and Nantucket
413 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM UNTIL 11 PM TODAY...

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued
an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, in effect from
11 AM to 11 PM EDT Today.

An Air Quality Action day means that Ground Level Ozone
concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards. For additional information, please visit the
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website at:

https://bit.ly/2AHIcoQ

$$

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MDZ005-006-011-507-508-505-506-014-170400-
CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
ANNE ARUNDEL-
441 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 16 2018...

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code
ORANGE Air Quality Alert Thursday for the Baltimore metro area.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people
suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and
the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.mde.state.md.us/air or call 410-537-3000.

$$

DHOF

CAC043-171730-
Mariposa-
1017 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

The Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District has issued an
Air Quality Alert for Mariposa County due to smoke impacts from
the Ferguson Fire. Smoke levels continue to reach well into the
hazardous range.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call 209-966-2220.

&&

$$

CAC019-039-107-171730-
Fresno-Madera-Tulare-
1017 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has
modified an Air Quality Alert starting on August 14, 2018 for the
mountains and foothills of Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties due
to smoke impacts from the Ferguson, Donnell and Lions Fires.  San
Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Kings and Kern counties have been
removed.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google
Play.

&&

$$

CAC109-171730-
Tuolumne-
1017 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has issued an
Air Quality Alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from
the Ferguson Fire. Smoke levels continue to reach well into the
hazardous range.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor`s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call 209-533-5693.

&&

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IDC035-049-171615-

Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
1031 AM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018 /931 AM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018/

...An Air Quality Advisory from the Idaho Department of Environmental
Quality remains in effect...

Due to wildfire smoke...the air quality has become Moderate to
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in Clearwater and Idaho counties of
Idaho including the cities of East Kamiah, Cottonwood and Grangeville.
This Advisory will remain in effect until air quality has
significantly improved.

Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke
levels are encouraged to limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity. An increase in symptoms of asthma and other respiratory
ailments are likely.

Another statement will be issued about 10 AM MDT Friday| unless
conditions improve and the alert is no longer needed.

For more information please access the department`s website at...
http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx

This statement is issued by the DEQ Air Quality Analyst...Air Quality
Division...Lewiston, Idaho. Contact at 208 799 4370.



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