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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

*UPDATED* Air quality forecast for Tuesday, June 10 for Richmond downgraded to Code Orange

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

As of 11:00 am, the Richmond air quality forecast for June 10, 2008 downgraded to Code Orange.

Based on this morning's data trends, the air quality forecast for Richmond has been downgraded to Code Orange. Ground-level ozone concentrations have been rising higher than previously expected today.

Current air quality readings are available at www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality. Tomorrow's forecast will be issued by 3:00 pm this afternoon.

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.

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: ddsalkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 10, 2008 at 11:26 am

Air quality forecasts for June 10, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for June 10, 2008

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

Hampton Roads
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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

Roanoke
Color Code: Yellow - Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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.

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: ddsalkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 09, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Air quality forecasts for June 9, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for June 9, 2008

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

Hampton Roads
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality (AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY)
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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: Particle pollution

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.

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: ddsalkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 08, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Air quality forecasts for June 7, June 8 and June 9, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for June 7, June 8 and June 9, 2008

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

JUNE 7:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

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


JUNE 8:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: ozone


JUNE 9:
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Ozone

Roanoke
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Winchester
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 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.

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: ddsalkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/airquality

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 06, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Air quality forecasts for June 6, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for June 6, 2008

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

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

Richmond
Color Code: Orange - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (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.

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 ext. 4404
Work Email: ddsalkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Other Email: dsalkovi@yahoo.com

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: June 05, 2008 at 2:47 pm