Friday, December 12, 2014

Unusual December air quality alert

I have never seen one of these air quality alerts in Spring, Fall or Winter. Typically, ozone alerts happen in hot, humid, sunny and windless days in July and August. Never in Winter. Never in December. Yet, here it is, from the National Weather Service.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE
LOUISVILLE METRO AREA. MEMBERS OF SENSITIVE GROUPS MAY EXPERIENCE
HEALTH EFFECTS. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.
SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE THE ELDERLY...CHILDREN...PERSONS WITH
ASTHMA OR OTHER BREATHING PROBLEMS...AND PERSONS WITH LUNG AND
HEART DISEASE. PEOPLE IN THESE GROUPS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT THEIR
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO REDUCE THEIR EXPOSURE TO PARTICULATE
POLLUTION.
 
Strange days. Be warned.


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