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Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >


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

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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.

 

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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AEUS71 KCTP 251931
AQICTP

AIR QUALITY FORECAST
PA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
330 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

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

PAZ057-059-063-065-066-262000-
DAUPHIN-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-YORK-LANCASTER-
330 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

THE FORECAST TUESDAY FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY IS CODE LEVEL
YELLOW...WHICH IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE
TO AIR POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED. PRIMARY POLLUTANT
WILL BE PARTICLES.

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

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The National Digital Guidance Database (above) is provided through a partnership
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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.

 

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