Monday, June 25, 2007

Receive Air Quality Watch Notices Via Email

That nasty grey air hanging over Milwaukee Monday presaged a warning from the Wisconsin DNR that unhealthy air is probable on Tuesday in Milwaukee and 22 counties.

That's a huge portion of Wisconsin.

Want to know if the air presents potential health risks before you head out for a morning run, or other outdoor activities?

The DNR offers a free email alert system and other related materials through this site.

Tuesday update:

The DNR Tuesday morning cut the number of effected counties to 15, but upgraded the alert level from watch to advisory, meaning there are health risks to vulnerable groups due to air poluntants, and efforts to reduce pollution, as well as exposure, are recommended.

Good dai to check the DNR website This is part of the advisory;

"The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is issuing an air quality advisory for eastern Wisconsin effective from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007.

"This advisory covers 15 counties, including: Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha.

"The advisory is being issued because of persistent elevated levels of fine particles in the air.

:These fine particles come primarily from combustion sources, such as power plants, factories and other industrial sources, vehicle exhaust, and wood fires.

" Current weather conditions leading to this advisory include a warm, humid air mass that is expected to intensify over Wisconsin today with hazy, stagnating conditions. Air quality is expected to gradually improve for the affected area beginning 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26/"

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