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Code Orange Air Quality in Roanoke as of 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 15

As of 7:00 pm, Wednesday, the air quality in the Roanoke area based upon the current ozone concentration is in the Code Orange range. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through the remaining evening hours. The air quality index is indicated at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality

The air quality forecast for Thursday for Roanoke is Code Yellow - Moderate air quality.

Dan Salkovitz
DEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: August 15, 2007 at 7:33 pm

Code Orange air quality in Hampton Roads as of 12 noon, Thursday, August 9

As of 12 noon, Thursday, August 9, the air quality index in the Hampton Roads area is in the Code Orange range due to particle pollution. Code Orange particle pollution conditions are expected to continue this afternoon and into this evening.

Active children and adults, and people with heart diseases or respiratory ailments, such as asthma, should limit strenuous activities through today. The current air quality index is indicated at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.
-- Avoid burning yard debris or brush.

The air quality forecasts for Friday will be issued this afternoon by 3:00 pm.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: August 09, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Code Orange air quality in Hampton Roads as of 12 noon, Wednesday, August 8

As of 12 noon, Wednesday, August 8, the air quality index in the Hampton Roads area is in the Code Orange range due to particle pollution. Code Orange particle pollution conditions are expected to continue this afternoon but may drop somewhat by evening.

Active children and adults, and people with heart diseases or respiratory ailments, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through today. The current air quality index is indicated at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.

The air quality forecasts for Thursday will be issued this afternoon by 3:00 pm.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: August 08, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 8

As of 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 8, the air quality index in the Richmond area is in the Code Orange range due to particle pollution. Code Orange conditions are expected to remain through the day. Active children and adults, and people with heart diseases or respiratory ailments, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through today. The current air quality index is indicated at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality.

DEQ recommends that people take these voluntary steps:
-- Avoid unnecessary car trips. Combine errands.
-- Share a ride or use public transportation.
-- Limit or halt use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment and solvents.
-- Avoid excessive engine idling.
-- Telecommute.
-- Conserve electricity.

The air quality forecasts for Thursday will be issued this afternoon by 3:00 pm.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: August 08, 2007 at 11:07 am

Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 7

As of 5:00 pm, Tuesday, the estimated air quality in the Richmond area based upon the current ozone concentration is in the Code Orange range. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor activities through the evening. The air quality index is indicated at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality with the peak values usually posted at 8:20 pm or 9:20 pm.

The air quality forecast for Wednesday for Richmond is Code Yellow - Moderate air quality.

Dan Salkovitz
DEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: August 07, 2007 at 5:18 pm