Air Quality Advisory for Northeast Ohio - Thursday, July 15, 2010 - Ozone - Hot summer, folks!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 14:57.
07/15/2010 - 00:00
07/16/2010 - 00:00
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NOTE: So far this year, NE Ohio has experienced ozone exceedances of the USEPA health-based standard on April 15, May 27, June 18, and July 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 15.  Hot summer, folks!

Earth sweating 
Northeast Ohio -
Temperatures will be in the 90's tomorrow, and humidity will be very high.  The wind will be almost calm in Northeast Ohio.  Consequently, an Air Quality Advisory is being issued for the counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit for Thursday, July 15.

Ozone will form in the afternoon and evening after it "cooks" in hot sunlight during the first part of the day.  Ozone occurs regionally.  Fine particle pollution may also form because the water molecules give the pollution something to latch onto.  Fine particles tend to form locally, often in urban areas, near heavy truck traffic, or near industrial sites.

Older adults, children, and those with heart or respiratory conditions are advised to limit outdoor activity during the hottest parts of the day tomorrow.
 
Thunderstorms on Friday are expected to clear the air.
 
So far this year, NE Ohio has experienced ozone exceedances of the USEPA health-based standard on April 15, May 27, June 18, and July 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 15.  Hot summer, folks!
What You Can Do
 


RTA Healthline bus 

 
Tomorrow, please ride the bus or carpool with someone.  Thank you!
 
Commute Smart, Breathe Easy
Take Part in Commuter Challenge as an individual or as a corporate team. July 17-31.  Participating will put you in a drawing for prizes!
 
You can "Check Today's Air Quality" at www.noaca.org, because conditions change frequently.  In Cuyahoga County you can always call the City of Cleveland's Air Quality Index Line: 216-441-7474.

About NOACA

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), in partnership with the Ohio EPA, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality, the Akron Regional Air Quality Management District, the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, the Lake County General Health District, and Ohio University, has issued this "Air Quality Advisory" based on forecasted pollution levels.

 

Amy Wainright
Environmental Division
216.241.2414 ext. 252
awainright [at] mpo [dot] noaca [dot] org

Angie Schmitt
Environmental Division
216.241.2414 ext.250
aschmitt [at] mpo [dot] noaca [dot] org

Location

Northeast Ohio
Your Street The Air You Breathe
Your City, OH
United States
Phone: 1-800-air-suxs