69°F
Crown Heights Area, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
UpdatedSep-25-2017 02:02 
 

NOAA Upton(NYC) Air Quality Forecast

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AEUS71 KOKX 241300
AQIOKX

AIR QUALITY FORECAST
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
900 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017


THIS IS THE AIR QUALITY INDEX FORECAST FOR TODAY


LOCATION              AQI     CATEGORY

NEW YORK
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NEW YORK CITY         41      GOOD
UPPER HUDSON VALLEY   39      GOOD
LONG ISLAND           38      GOOD
LOWER HUDSON VALLEY   36      GOOD

NEW JERSEY
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FORT LEE              60      MODERATE
NEWARK                60      MODERATE
RAMAPO                55      MODERATE

CONNECTICUT
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BRIDGEPORT            59      MODERATE
DANBURY               55      MODERATE
GREENWICH             59      MODERATE
NEW HAVEN             55      MODERATE
NEW LONDON            54      MODERATE


LEGEND
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CATEGORY                 AQI RANGE
GOOD                     0-50
MODERATE                 51-100
USG                      101-150
UNHEALTHY                151-200
VERY UNHEALTHY           201-300
HAZARDOUS                301-500
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NOTE: USG IS UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE
GROUPS

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These AQI forecasts can be viewed at www.airnow.gov
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NWS OKX Office Air Quality Forecast

Air Quality Index (AQI) Basics

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality.

It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.

The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air.

EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health .Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in this country.

How Does the AQI Work?

Think of the AQI as a yardstick that runs from 0 to 500.

The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern.

For example, an AQI value of 50 represents good air quality with little potential to affect public health, while an AQI value over 300 represents hazardous air quality.

An AQI value of 100 generally corresponds to the national air quality standard for the pollutant, which is the level EPA has set to protect public health.

AQI values below 100 are generally thought of as satisfactory.

When AQI values are above 100, air quality is considered to be unhealthy-at first for certain sensitive groups of people, then for everyone as AQI values get higher.