Stop the Mower: Today Declared First Ozone Action Day of Season
It's the earliest in the year an Ozone Action Day has been called since 1999.
Rochester is dealing with record high temperatures, a heat advisory and now the first Ozone Action day of the season.
Several days of hot, humid weather, high temperatures, little wind and little chance of rain have contributed to the high concentrations of ground-level ozone that is expected today, according to SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
This is also the earliest Ozone Action day called since 1999.
Following are some things SEMCOG recommends residents can do to help keep the air clean:
- Try not to refuel on Ozone Action days: If you need to refuel, fill up in the evening when the weather is cooler. Also, don’t “top off” the tank.
- Reduce automobile use: Plan to carpool, use public transit, walk, bike or work at home.
- Relax: Choose the lawn chair over the lawn mower.
With a heat advisory issued until midnight tonight, temperatures in Metro Detroit hit 94 degrees at 3 p.m. Tuesday, breaking the 43-year-old record for June 7 by 1 degree, the National Weather Service said.
Temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 90s today with the high temperatures and humidity combining to make it feel like 95-100 degrees.