773  
AEUS71 KLWX 182044  
AQALWX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
MD DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND VA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
440 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
 
DCZ001-MDZ004-503-504-013-016>018-VAZ505-506-052>054-200400-  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-MONTGOMERY-PRINCE GEORGES-  
CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-LOUDOUN-  
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-  
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-  
440 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JULY 19 2019
 
 
THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IN ASSOCIATION  
WITH MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT  
OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, AND DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT  
HAS ISSUED A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FRIDAY FOR  
THE DC METRO AREA.  
 
A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION  
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR  
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN, PEOPLE  
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA, HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG DISEASES AND  
THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN BE MINIMIZED BY  
AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE PARTICLES  
PLEASE VISIT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT WEB  
SITE AT WWWW.MDE.MARYLAND.GOV/PROGRAMS/AIR/.  
 

 
 
MDZ005-006-011-507-508-505-506-014-200400-  
CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-  
ANNE ARUNDEL-  
440 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY JULY 19 2019
 
 
THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED A CODE  
ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FRIDAY FOR THE BALTIMORE METRO AREA.  
 
A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION  
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR  
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN, PEOPLE  
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA, HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG DISEASES AND  
THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN BE MINIMIZED BY  
AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE PARTICLES  
PLEASE VISIT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT WEB  
SITE AT WWW.MDE.STATE.MD.US/AIR OR CALL 410-537-3000.  
 

 
 
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