What the hell is an Air Stagnation Advisory?

pnigga

hold my hand, dane
#1
Bush said the environment is fine!!


Air Stagnation Advisory


/O.NEW.KOKX.AS.Y.0003.070608T1400Z- 070609T0300Z/ ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND- NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER- NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)- BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)- KINGS (BROOKLYN)-QUEENS-NASSAU-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK- NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- 353 AM EDT FRI JUN 8 2007
...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

SUFFOLK...NASSAU...RICHMOND...KINGS... QUEENS...NEW YORK... BRONX... WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND...ORANGE AND PUTNAM.

AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF 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.

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.

A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION.

THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.
 
#3
It's a measure of the pollutants in the atmosphere.

Basically - on hot, humid days (well...generally more humid than hot), the number of particulate matter in the atmosphere increases to dangerous levels. Generall - the elderly, kids, people with asthma need to be careful. On a day like today, those are the people that need to be concerned.

When we get into July/August, that AQI number can get pretty high (especially in NYC/urban areas), making it dangerous for alot more people. Especially those who perform physical activities outdoors. Basically - stay hydrated and in AC (air conditioning...not Atlantic City...though that can't hurt!).
 

pnigga

hold my hand, dane
#4
never seen this before in my life. how often does it occur?
 

not_you_too

Registered User
#5
It means you might die if you go outside today. Good luck, bro.
 
#6
never seen this before in my life. how often does it occur?
A few times a year in the summer months. I think there have been at least 2...maybe 3 of them so far this year. There will probably be a few more.

It used to be called something else...can't remember what.

And only NY state does it....so conditions are generally the same in the urban areas of NJ/CT...but those states don't issue Air Stagnantion Advisories.
 

Papagolash

24.24.2.2194 [Incarcerated]
Wackbag Staff
#7
Los Angeles should be under a permanent air stagnation advisory. The warnings used to be called Ozone alerts. But yea Realman's man basically covered the jist of it. If you have any respitory problems, like asthma, take it easy and don't be outside for long times. It's even recommended to wear a face mask, a la surgeon to filter the air. Fun for me, I gotta walk around for 5 hours today.
 

BCH

Doesn't need your acknowledgement on Twitter
Wackbag Staff
#8
never seen this before in my life. how often does it occur?
Yeah, that's because the advisories didn't exist. The condition however has always existed, espescially in the oldern days of coal fired factories. They didn't used to have warning labels on cigarettes either...

Bush says the environment is fine indeed :icon_roll
 

abudabit

New Wackbag
#9
Just don't breath and it is perfectly safe to go outside.


Pollution has been declining over the years in the US, although certain areas are getting worse like the central / southern california valleys.
 
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