Air Quality Forecast
Air Quality Forecasts are scheduled to be updated by 3:00 pm weekdays and other times as necessary. Forecasts are also available on the Bureau's Air Quality Hotline at (800) 223-1196.
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Today's Forecast: Jan 24, 2022
Forecast Details: REVISED Monday January 24, at 8:49 AM. Monday's Air Quality Forecast for Ozone is GOOD for the entire state while Particle Pollution is MODERATE for the Northern region and GOOD for the remainder of the state. [Particle pollution levels have been lower than expected overnight in the W Mtns & W Interior regions. With sunshine and good vertical mixing heights forecast levels should remain low except for an hour or so around midmorning when inversion break up occurs. Soon after sunset clouds build in and snow is forecast by midnight. Therefore, I don't see particle pollution having much of a chance to build tonight.] -- Webster
Tomorrow's Forecast: Jan 25, 2022
Forecast Details: Issued Friday January 21, at 12:49 PM. Tuesday's Air Quality Forecast for Ozone and Particle Pollution is GOOD for the entire state. THIS FORECAST WILL BE UPDATED BY 3 PM MONDAY. -- Webster
Forecast regions are used to refer to general geographic areas of the state and air pollution obviously is not contained by these boundaries. If a region adjacent to the region containing your particular town is forecasted to have poorer air quality than your region, you might consider noting the health effects associated with the poorer air quality and take appropriate actions.
|Air Quality Descriptor||Color Code||Health Effects|
|Good||GREEN||No Health Notice. No health impacts expected in this range. It’s a great day to be active outside!|
|Moderate||YELLOW||Limited Health Notice. Sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. These are signs to take it easy.|
|Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||ORANGE||Health Notice. People with heart or lung disease, the elderly, teenagers and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. It is okay to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less intense activities. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. Asthmatics should follow their action plans and keep quick relief meds handy. Those with heart disease should watch for palpitations, shortness of breath or unusual fatigue and contact your health provider of necessary.|
|Unhealthy||RED||Health Advisory. People with heart or lung disease, the elderly, teenagers and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion and consider moving activities indoors or rescheduling. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Take more breaks during all outdoor activities.|
|Very Unhealthy||PURPLE||Health Alert. People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, teenagers and children should avoid any outdoor activity. Move activities indoors or reschedule to a time when air quality is better. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Consider moving activities indoors or rescheduling to a time when air quality is better.|
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