DEP has declared an AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY for the SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY on Tuesday, March 10

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley on Mar 10
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Tuesday, Mar 10: 105 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Wednesday, Mar 11: 81 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Current Conditions: Our weather pattern has finally changed into something that more resembles March. High pressure is providing plenty of sunshine and milder air this Monday afternoon. Temperatures in many areas have moved past the 50 degree mark for the first time all year. Light winds with added warmth pushed fine particulate levels well into the moderate range this morning, but these concentrations are falling this afternoon with increasing winds. Overall, we will remain in the moderate range on average for today. Clear this evening, then clouds will increase and thicken later on tonight. Limited mixing and moisture advection will mean fine particulate levels rise into the code ORANGE range overnight. Low temperatures falling only into the lower 30s. ***Tuesday’s forecast: An Air Quality Action Day will be declared for Tuesday for elevated fine particulate concentrations. With plenty of low level moisture and near calm winds, concentrations should remain at code ORANGE levels through the day. Upper level flow from the southwest will send moisture our way in the form of rain later Tuesday afternoon and night. A little cooler than Monday with highs reaching into the lower to middle 40s. A shift in flow direction will turn the rain off later on Tuesday night, with fine particulate perhaps dropping some into the upper moderate zone.

For more information, go to http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=165 

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