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Daily forecasts of air pollutant levels for the Richmond, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, and Winchester areas.

List administrator(s): Dan Salkovitz, Mike Kiss, Bobby Lute, Kristen Stumpf

Air quality forecasts for July 5, and July 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz, (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 5, and July 6, 2010

***NOTE THAT LOCALLY HIGH/UNHEALTHY PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS MAY OCCUR DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND EVENINGS DOWNWIND OF FIREWORKS.***

***ALSO, THESE FORECASTS MAY BE UPDATED OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND DUE TO THE *POTENTIAL* FOR HIGH OZONE READINGS.***

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/.


JULY 5:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JULY 6:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


Health Information
Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4404 Fax: (804) 698-4510
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/air/assessments

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 04, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Air quality forecasts for July 4, July 5, and July 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz, (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 4, July 5, and July 6, 2010

***NOTE THAT LOCALLY HIGH/UNHEALTHY PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS MAY OCCUR DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND EVENINGS DOWNWIND OF FIREWORKS.***

***ALSO, THESE FORECASTS MAY BE UPDATED OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND DUE TO THE *POTENTIAL* FOR HIGH OZONE READINGS.***

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/.


JULY 4:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JULY 5:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JLU Y 6:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


Health Information
Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4404 Fax: (804) 698-4510
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/air/assessments

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 03, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Air quality forecasts for July 3, July 4, July 5, and July 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz, (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 3, July 4, July 5, and July 6, 2010

***NOTE THAT LOCALLY HIGH/UNHEALTHY PARTICLE POLLUTION LEVELS MAY OCCUR DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND EVENINGS DOWNWIND OF FIREWORKS.***

***ALSO, THESE FORECASTS MAY BE UPDATED OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND DUE TO THE *POTENTIAL* FOR HIGH OZONE READINGS.***

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/.

JULY 3:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JULY 4:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JULY 5:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


JLU Y 6:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


Health Information
Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4404 Fax: (804) 698-4510
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/air/assessments

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 02, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Air quality forecasts for July 2, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 2, 2010

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/.

Hampton Roads
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


Health Information
Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/air/assessments

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: July 01, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Air quality forecasts for July 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristen Olsen(804) 698-4414 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460

Air quality forecasts for July 1, 2010

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/.

Hampton Roads
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone


Health Information
Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Red: Active children and adults should limit or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Code Purple: Active children and adults should avoid prolonged strenuous outdoor activities. People unusually sensitive to air pollution, especially those with heart or lung disease (including asthma), and older adults should avoid all outdoor strenuous activities.

High air pollution levels can impair breathing, cause lung damage, coughing and eye irritation and put extra strain on the heart. Air pollution also can aggravate asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.

Kristen Olsen
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality/
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/air/assessments

From: Kristen Olsen

Sent: June 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm