National Weather Service: Air Quality Alert

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  • 86 °F

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly Cloudy
    • Feels Like: 88 °F
    • Humidity: 49%
    • Wind: 7 mph North
    • Sunrise: 6:23 AM
    • Sunset: 7:23 PM
    • Barometer: 29.89 in
  • Partly Cloudy

    86°


    Partly Cloudy

  • Overcast

    81°


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Long Island Forecast

  • Thursday... Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. N winds shifting to S at 10 to 15 mph.

    Thursday Night... Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 74F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

    Friday... Mainly cloudy. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

    Friday Night... A few clouds from time to time. Low around 65F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

Air Quality Alert

  • Statement as of 4:03 PM EDT on September 2, 2015


    ... 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...

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

    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
    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.



    403 PM EDT Wed Sep 2 2015

    ... 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...

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

    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
    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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