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Smog in Donora, PA in 1948 - photo courtesy Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Smog in Donora, PA in 1948 (photo courtesy Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

As a public service, the National Weather Service in State College redistributes the Official Air Quality Forecasts produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and current Air Quality Index (AQI) reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). National Weather Service Guidance Products are used by state and local air quality forecasters to aid in the issuance of Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts.

See the:

Latest Air Quality Report (Issued Daily)
and

Latest Air Quality Alert (Issued only as needed)

 

Official Air Quality Point Forecasts are issued by state and local air quality forecasters. Additional information on air quality can be found at the EPA's AIRnow website.


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AQICTP

AIR QUALITY FORECAST
PA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
330 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

AIR QUALITY FORECASTS FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY ARE PROVIDED
BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

PAZ057-059-063-065-066-292000-
DAUPHIN-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-YORK-LANCASTER-
330 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE FORECAST TUESDAY FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY IS CODE LEVEL
GREEN...WHICH IS GOOD...AND MEANS LITTLE OR NO HEALTH RISK.
PRIMARY POLLUTANT WILL BE PARTICLES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

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      Additional Resources and References:

Latest Air Quality for Pennsylvania
Move mouse over image to swap between the latest 1 hour and 8 hour
ozone concentration for Pennsylvania
  Link to Eastern US Ozone Concentration

The National Digital Guidance Database (above) is provided through a partnership
between NOAA/NWS and the EPA.

 

Understanding the AQI

The purpose of the AQI is to help the public understand how local air quality affects one's personal health. The AQI is divided into six categories.

Ozone concentrations and associated Air Quality Indices (AQI)

 

Comments? Contact Greg DeVoir, NWS State College, PA Air Quality Program Manager.

 

All NWS State College Text Statements/Forecasts: