DEP issues Air Quality Alert for Ozone for May 25

An Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Wednesday, May 25
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Wednesday, May 25: 103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
53 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Thursday, May 26: 99 AQI Moderate Ozone
64 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

*** Wednesday’s forecast: A full day of sunshine is in store for Wednesday, with the mercury soaring into the middle 80s. The sunshine and warm temperatures will act to produce ozone at a rate not seen so far in the 2016 season. Code ORANGE concentrations are a good bet for the afternoon hours. Fine particulate will drop some during the day with drier air and increasing mixing, but overall averages for this pollutant could wind up in the lower moderate range. Mostly clear and mild again Wednesday night with lows in the lower 60s.

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.

For more information, go to:AIrNow.gov

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