Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Wednesday, Dec 4

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has declared an air quality action day for Dec. 4.

Tomorrow’s Forecast
Wednesday, Dec 4: 110 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Current Conditions as of 1 PM on Tuesday: Hazy conditions continue this afternoon as calm winds are keeping mixng to a minimum, allowing for PM 2.5 levels to remain in the Code Orange range. Similar conditions will continue tomorrow before we begin to see a more active pattern return late week. *** Wednesday’s Forecast: Light winds will limit vertical mixing, yet again, through at least the morning and into the afternoon on Wednesday. Increasing moisture will continue to slowly push northward, bringing some milder temperatures with it. The combination of minimal mixing and rising moisture will allow for PM 2.5 levels to remain inside the Code Orange range through at least the middle of the day. The air mass to our south that contains the higher moisture levels is slightly cleaner than the current air mass in place. Therefore, as this air mass begins to push further north we should see concentrations begin to fall and reach the lower end of the Code Orange range if not high moderate by late in the day. A southerly breeze at the surface will form late afternoon to early evening to assist in pushing this mild and humid air mass northward. As a result, there will be enough hours of Code Orange concentrations throughout the day before we see improvement back to more moderate levels by late evening. 

The Clean Air Board suggest going to this link to check particle levels in the Cumberland Valley. 

http://cumberlink.com/app/weather/air/

 

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Tuesday, Dec 3

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has declared an Air Quality Action Day for the Susquehanna Valley on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Tomorrow’s Forecast
Tuesday, Dec 3: 105 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Wednesday, Dec 4: 87 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Current Conditions: At 2 p.m. EST this Monday afternoon, very light winds, high humidity levels, and warmer air aloft are promoting high levels of fine particulate. In fact, PM2.5 levels are in the code ORANGE range. With continued very light winds near the surface, elevated humidity, and warmer air aloft, poor air quality conditions are likely to continue into the day Tuesday. Rather cloudy and hazy tonight with areas of fog. Low temperatures in the lower to middle 30s. *** Tuesday’s forecast: Winds will continue very light and variable Tuesday, as we will be between an area of low pressure in the western Atlantic and another low out in the Plains. Weak mixing along with a temperature inversion will continue to keep fine particulate levels in the code ORANGE range. With clouds and limited sunshine, afternoon temperatures will not move much beyond the middle to upper 40s. High levels of PM2.5 will also continue Tuesday night with near calm winds.For more info: http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=165

Air Quality Action Day declared for Susquehanna Valley on Sunday, Jun 23

Forecast
Sunday, Jun 23: 114 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
80 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Air Quality Action Day declared for Susquehanna Valley on Saturday, Jun 22

Forecast
Saturday, Jun 22: 110 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
75 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Sunday, Jun 23: 114 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
80 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

This forecast is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the Air Quality Partnership of the Susquehanna Valley.

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley on Friday, Jun 21

 Forecast
Friday, Jun 21: 105 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
70 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Saturday, Jun 22: 112 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
80 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Here are some Air Quality Action Day tips you can follow to help reduce pollution:

Days when ozone levels are expected to be high:

* Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
* Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
* Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
* Combine errands and reduce trips.
* Limit engine idling.
* Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

This forecast is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the Air Quality Partnership of the Susquehanna Valley.

 

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Thursday, May 30

Tomorrow’s Forecast
Thursday, May 30: 102 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
70 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Friday, May 31: 100 AQI Moderate Ozone
75 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Current Conditions as of 1 PM on Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies have developed this afternoon after dense fog blanketed most of the region early this morning. Temperatures are already into the 80s and we should see a number of 90 degree readings over the next several days. High pressure will provide the hot and humid conditions along with deteriorating air quality levels through at least Saturday. *** Thursday’s Forecast: Patchy fog possible again early Thursday, though not nearly as dense as Wednesday morning. This fog should be quicker to burn off Thursday morning than Wednesday as well, helping temperatures quickly climb back into the 80s by early afternoon. Highs for the day should push into the low 90s for a number of locations under mostly sunny skies. PM 2.5 levels will reach their highest values for the day once again during the morning, though these values will not be as high as early Wednesday, and will remain in the middle of the moderate range for the day. Light west/southwesterly flow with the ample sunshine will allow Ozone concentrations to climb well into the moderate range. Some locations are even likely to see concentrations peak just into the Code Orange range. Air quality conditions will continue to deteriorate into Friday.

PA DEP and the Air Quality Partnership of the Susquehanna Valley

 

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