Code Green Air Quality All Weekend

Air quality forecasts for May 31, June 1, June 2, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Air quality forecasts for May 31, June 1, June 2, 2014

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

MAY 31
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

JUNE 1
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: Particle pollution

JUNE 2
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: Yellow – Moderate air quality
Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution

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 Stumpf
Meteorologist
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4414
Work Email: Kristen.Stumpf@deq.virginia.gov
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityForecasting.aspx

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