National Weather Service: Air Quality Alert

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  • 91 °F

    Clear

    Clear
    • Feels Like: 96 °F
    • Humidity: 48%
    • Wind: Calm
    • Sunrise: 6:23 AM
    • Sunset: 7:26 PM
    • Barometer: 29.88 in
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

    88°


    Chance of T-storms

  • Clear

    75°


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  • Tuesday... Partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

    Tuesday Night... Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 30%.

    Wednesday... Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

    Wednesday Night... Clear. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Air Quality Alert

  • Statement as of 10:14 am EDT on September 2, 2014


    ... Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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 from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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
    pre-existing 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.



    1014 am EDT Tue Sep 2 2014

    ... Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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 from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 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
    pre-existing 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.



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