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Here Comes the Humidity Again: Ozone Action Day Declared Friday

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Action Day.

A forecast for a sunny Friday with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s has triggered an Air Quality Action Day for southeast Michigan, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday.

"Air quality is expected to erode as southerly winds, increasing temperatures/humidity, and ample sunshine combine to make elevated ozone formation likely," MDEQ spokesperson Jim Haywood wrote.

People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days:

  • Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
  • Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
  • Using charcoal lighting fluid

Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for sunshine and temperatures in the high 80s through the weekend.

Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality website.

Peter Griffin August 24, 2012 at 04:45 PM
just great ---- i need to fill up my gas tank on the way home today (less than 1/8 of a tank), I am supposed to grill dinner early this evening and I am cutting my lawn later tonight (won't have time this weekend)...sorry -- it has to get done.
Kristin Bull (Editor) August 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
We forgive you, @4x4driver.

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