822  
AEUS73 KIWX 050139  
AQAIWX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
939 PM EDT SAT AUG 4 2018  
 
MIZ077-078-060400-  
BERRIEN-CASS MI-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NILES, BENTON HARBOR, ST. JOSEPH,  
FAIR PLAIN, BENTON HEIGHTS, BUCHANAN, PAW PAW LAKE, DOWAGIAC,  
CASSOPOLIS, AND MARCELLUS  
939 PM EDT SAT AUG 4 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT SUNDAY NIGHT
 
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED BY THE MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY FOR BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES  
IN MICHIGAN...AND IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT SUNDAY NIGHT.  
 
OZONE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE ORANGE OR UNHEALTHY FOR  
SENSITIVE GROUPS RANGE.  
 
PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE URGED TO AVOID ACTIVITIES WHICH LEAD TO  
OZONE FORMATION. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE...REFUELING VEHICLES OR  
TOPPING OFF WHEN REFUELING, USING GASOLINE POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT  
AND USING CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID. POSITIVE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE...CAR  
POOLING, BIKING TO WORK, DELAYING OR COMBINING ERRANDS AND USING  
WATER BASED PAINTS.  
 
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES SUCH AS  
ASTHMA LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION.  
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF  
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.DEQMIAIR.ORG  
 

 
 
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