Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Air-quality alert issued for N.J.

0 comments
The orange areas on this map show places where unhealthy ozone levels are forecasted for today. (Courtesy of airnow.gov)
The orange areas on this map show places where unhealthy ozone levels are forecasted for today. (Courtesy of airnow.gov)

New Jersey is under an air-quality alert today due to high ozone levels.

The air-quality advisory is in effect until midnight.

Ozone amounts are forecast to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups -- such as people with respiratory problems, children and the elderly -- across New Jersey today, according to the National Weather Service.

Southwest winds, sunny skies and hot temperatures are all contributing to the high levels, the weather service said.

People in those sensitive groups are advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening.

Forecasters are calling for a high temperature of 94 in the Philadelphia region today.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

Philly.com
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter