Air Quality Alert issued for the Southern Tier

Weather Alerts

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued the following:

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 11 PM FRIDAY…

  • WHAT…The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory
  • WHERE…Delaware…Otsego…Broome…Chenango…Madison…Oneida…Tioga… Cortland…Onondaga…Chemung…Tompkins…Cayuga…Seneca…Steuben…Schuyler…Yates.
  • WHEN…11 am Friday until 11 pm
  • WHAT…Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index…Or AQI…Was created as an easy way to correlate levels of
    different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern.
  • PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS… When pollution levels are elevated…The New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

For additional information, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at, https://on.Ny.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345.

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