Smoky Haze from Boone to Burlington, CODE ORANGE

Reporting Smoky Haze from Boone to Burlington, Air Quality Alerts Increased from CODE ORANGE to CODE RED

The Code Orange Air Quality Warning for particle pollution is in effect for most of North Carolina through tonight. A Code Red Air Quality Alert means the air could become unhealthy for all residents to breathe into their lungs. Ozone levels are also on a Code Orange Ozone Action day above 4,000 feet along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Charlotte metro area.

Being outdoors for extended periods today and Wednesday could have major health impacts for some residents in North Carolina and Virginia with higher levels of particle pollution expected from wildfires in Canada. A code orange air quality alert day is in effect tonight for most of North Carolina. Code Red Air Quality Alert Day is now in effect for Wednesday. Particle pollution comes from smoke created by huge wildfires in the southern province of Quebec, Canada. Air quality can deteriorate as higher waves of smoke mix with the air near the surface. The wind pattern is also helping to fill our air with smoke sometime over the next few days. Check out the near-surface smoke prediction video belowAir quality could become unhealthy for groups of people who are sensitive to particle pollution until tonight. People with lung disease, people with heart disease, the elderly, young children, adolescents, active outdoors people, and outdoor workers are encouraged to reduce prolonged or strenuous outdoor exertion in North Carolina. To prevent breathing difficulties, people sensitive to particulate matter may consider altering their daily routine to reduce time outdoors and use air purifiers inside their homes. Air quality levels deteriorate on Wednesday with air considered unhealthy for all residents. Residents are encouraged to avoid overexertion outdoors. Fine particles in smoke reached levels of 100 or more, triggering Code Orange Alert Day, according to Forsyth County Environmental Protection and Assistance Forecasts. a given cubic meter of air. Code yellow for PM 2.5 – fine particulate matter 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter – poses a greater health risk because the particles can be inhaled and then lodged deep in our lungs, airways and even our blood streams. To learn more about particle pollution levels and your forecast, you can find your current air quality reading by entering your zip code at AirNow.gov and checking the Forsyth Environmental Assistance and Protection Agency here. Ozone is at a moderate level for most areas in North Carolina over the next few days, but today is a Code Orange Ozone Action Day for the Appalachian Mountains above 4,000 feet and the Charlotte metro area. Recommendations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency include limiting driving, avoiding idling vehicles, refueling vehicles early in the morning or after dark, reducing electricity consumption and reducing equipment use gas-powered lawn mowers during the air quality alert. Ozone forms near the surface on days with abundant sunshine, warm temperatures in the 80s or warmer, and pollution from vehicles combine.

Being outdoors for extended periods today and Wednesday could have major health impacts for some residents in North Carolina and Virginia with higher levels of particle pollution expected from wildfires in Canada. A code orange air quality alert day is in effect tonight for most of North Carolina. Code Red Air Quality Alert Day is now in effect for Wednesday. Particle pollution comes from smoke created by huge wildfires in the southern province of Quebec, Canada.

Air quality can deteriorate as higher waves of smoke mix with the air near the surface. The wind pattern is also helping to fill our air with smoke sometime over the next few days. Check out the near-surface smoke prediction video below

Air quality could become unhealthy for groups of people sensitive to particle pollution until tonight. People with lung disease, people with heart disease, the elderly, young children, adolescents, active outdoors people, and outdoor workers are encouraged to reduce prolonged or strenuous outdoor exertion in North Carolina. To prevent breathing difficulties, people sensitive to particulate matter may consider altering their daily routine to reduce time outdoors and use air purifiers inside their homes.

Air quality levels deteriorate on Wednesday with air considered unhealthy for all residents. Residents are encouraged to avoid overexertion outdoors.

Fine particles in smoke reached levels of 100 or more, triggering Code Orange Alert Day, according to Forsyth County Environmental Protection and Assistance Forecasts. a given cubic meter of air. Code yellow for PM 2.5 – fine particulate matter 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter – poses a greater health risk because the particles can be inhaled and then lodged deep in our lungs, airways and even our blood streams. To learn more about particle pollution levels and your forecast, you can find your current air quality reading by entering your zip code at AirNow.gov and checking the Forsyth Environmental Assistance and Protection Agency here.

Ozone is at a moderate level for most areas of North Carolina in the next few days, but today is a Code Orange Ozone Action Day for the Appalachian Mountains above 4,000 feet and the Charlotte metro area. Recommendations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency include limiting driving, avoiding idling vehicles, refueling vehicles early in the morning or after dark, reducing electricity consumption and reducing equipment use gas-powered lawn mowers during the air quality alert. Ozone forms near the surface on days with abundant sunshine, warm temperatures in the 80s or warmer, and pollution from vehicles combine.

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