46°F
Crown Heights Area, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
UpdatedNov-17-2017 14:03 
 

NOAA Upton(NYC) Air Quality Forecast

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AEUS71 KOKX 171300
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
800 AM EST FRI NOV 17 2017


THIS IS THE AIR QUALITY INDEX FORECAST FOR TODAY


LOCATION              AQI     CATEGORY

NEW YORK
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NEW YORK CITY         45      GOOD
UPPER HUDSON VALLEY   28      GOOD
LONG ISLAND           25      GOOD
LOWER HUDSON VALLEY   20      GOOD

NEW JERSEY
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FORT LEE              35      GOOD
NEWARK                35      GOOD
RAMAPO                35      GOOD

CONNECTICUT
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BRIDGEPORT            25      GOOD
DANBURY               25      GOOD
GREENWICH             25      GOOD
NEW HAVEN             21      GOOD
NEW LONDON            17      GOOD


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.