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Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 5:00 pm, Saturday, August 4

As of 5:00 pm, Saturday, 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 Sunday for Richmond is Code Yellow - Moderate air quality.

Mike Kiss
DEQ Meteorologist

From: Mike Kiss

Sent: August 04, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17

As of 3:00 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.

Please call Mike Kiss at (804) 698-4460 for further information if needed.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 17, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Code Orange air quality in Richmond and Hampton Roads as of 7 pm Tuesday

As of 7:00 pm, Tuesday, the air quality in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas 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 and Hampton Roads is Code Yellow - Moderate air quality.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 19, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 19th

As of 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 19th, the air quality index in the Richmond area is in the Code Orange range due to particle pollution. 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.

Today is a Code Orange/Air Quality Action Day in the Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke areas. Code Orange ozone or particle pollution concentrations may occur. 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 Wednesday will be issued this afternoon by 3:00 pm.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 19, 2007 at 9:43 am

Code Orange air quality in Richmond as of 6:00 pm Monday

As of 6:00 pm, Tuesday, the air quality index in the Richmond area is in the Code Orange range. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit strenuous outdoor exertion through the evening hours. 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.

Tuesday is a Code Orange/Air Quality Action Day in the Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke areas. Code Orange ozone or particle pollution concentrations may occur. 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.

Dan Salkovitz
VADEQ Meteorologist

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 18, 2007 at 6:37 pm