Air Pollution Watch

August 13, 2007 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We had a wet and mild start to our summer. But August has turned out hot and dry. Both Sunday and Monday of this week, our high temperature has hit 104 degrees, the hottest in a year. And with a Heat Index of 112 Monday afternoon, obviously the Heat Advisory will remain in effect.

But there is another problem caused by the sunshine, heat, and light winds. Air Pollution has been building in recent days. And Air Pollution Watches for the Dallas Fort Worth area have advanced from level orange, to the more hazardous level red. But what does that mean? Basically, an orange level pollution watch means that people with existing heart or respiratory problems should stay indoors during the heat of the day. But when it is raised to level red, then everyone should stay indoors, and not exert themselves during the heat of the afternoon.

Here is a link with a complete rundown on what the different pollution terminology means:
http://kxas.weatherplus.com/weathernews/1010804/detail.html

David Finfrock

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  1. with my allergy and upper respirtory difficulties the Air Pollution Watch is an important part of the weather. That helps me to gage just how active I can be.

    thanks for all the explainations. you are an excellent meteorologist, and “teacher” too.


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