447  
AEUS71 KOKX 162152  
AQAOKX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
552 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018  
 
CTZ009>011-180200-  
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-  
552 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM EDT FRIDAY
 
 
THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  
HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX...SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN.  
 
IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...AND IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO  
10 PM EDT FRIDAY.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE WITHIN THE  
REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL  
INFORMATION...  
 
PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL  
PROTECTION WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI  
 

 
 
NJZ004-006-103>108-180200-  
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-  
EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-  
552 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN  
AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
BERGEN...ESSEX...EASTERN PASSAIC...UNION...HUDSON.  
 
IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  
 
AN OZONE ACTION DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED! OZONE LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO  
REACH THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS CATEGORY IN CENTRAL NEW  
JERSEY AND ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR WITH SUNNY SKIES, LIGHT  
WEST/SOUTHWEST WINDS, AND HOT TEMPERATURES. SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS  
INCLUDING THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, AND PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY  
DISEASES SUCH AS ASTHMA, SHOULD AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES  
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT  
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEB SITE AT... HTTP://WWW.NJAQINOW.NET  
 

 
 
CTZ012-180200-  
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-  
552 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  
HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
SOUTHERN NEW LONDON.  
 
IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE WITHIN THE  
REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL  
INFORMATION...  
 
PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL  
PROTECTION WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI  
 

 
 
NYZ069>075-078>081-176>179-180200-  
ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-  
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-  
NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-  
SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-  
SOUTHERN NASSAU-  
552 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018  
   
..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...  
 
RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND...  
NASSAU...SUFFOLK.  
 
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 PREEXISTING 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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