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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, Ann Regn, Irina Calos

Air quality forecasts for September 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for September 18, 2018

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx.

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 Green: Poses little or no health risk.
Code Yellow: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing strenuous outdoor activities.
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) 698-4319
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482 ext. 4404
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: September 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 21st; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round

Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 21st; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round

As we enter fall, days grow shorter and temperatures cool. And ground-level ozone concentrations remain in the good or, at worst, moderate range. As a result, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will suspend daily ground-level ozone forecasts for Richmond, Hampton Roads, Winchester and Roanoke as of September 21st (the last ozone forecast will be issued on September 21st). However, daily air quality forecasts for particle pollution will continue through the fall, winter and spring for Richmond, Hampton Roads, Roanoke and Winchester. They will continue to be emailed daily and posted at https://www.airnow.gov/state/virginia. Ozone forecasts for Richmond, Roanoke, Winchester and Hampton Roads will resume in Spring 2019 when warmer, ozone-conducive weather returns.

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: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Air Quality Forecast Webpage:
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: September 17, 2018 at 7:23 am

Air quality forecasts for September 15, September 16, and September 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


Air quality forecasts for September 15, September 16, and September 17, 2018


More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) web site at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx


September 15 :
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Richmond
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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

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


September 16 :
Hampton Roads
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

Richmond
Color Code: Green - Good air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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

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


September 17 :
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 Green: Poses little or no health risk.
Code Yellow: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing strenuous outdoor activities.
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) 698-4319
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov
Air Quality Forecast Webpage:
https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx
Office of Air Quality Assessments Webpage:
https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityAssessments.aspx

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: September 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Forecast Web Page

On Monday, September 17th, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) air quality forecast webpage will be going down for an extended, indeterminate time. For the duration, air quality forecasts and current conditions may be found at https://www.airnow.gov/state/virginia. Air quality data requests may be made to Namita.Verma at the DEQ Office of Air Monitoring, Namita.Verma@deq.virginia.gov.

Dan Salkovitz
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
(804) 698-4404

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: September 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Air quality forecasts for September 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for September 12, 2018

More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx.

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 Green: Poses little or no health risk.
Code Yellow: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing strenuous outdoor activities.
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) 698-4319
Phone toll-free in Virginia: (1-800) 592-5482 ext. 4404
Work Email: Daniel.Salkovitz@deq.virginia.gov

From: Dan Salkovitz

Sent: September 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm