Maybe this is because the air in Delaware is CODE Yellow very often, especially in the summer, and state officials don’t want to remind Delawareans of this reality. Continue reading
Sunday and Monday are forecast to be CODE ORANGE bad air days for OZONE.
In addition, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are forecast to be CODE YELLOW bad air days for fine particles (PM 2.5).
In addition, an excessive heat warning is in effect with forecast heat index values over one hundred for both Sunday and Monday afternoons.
As we have noted many times these “stressors” add up and we would consider the combination of multiple air pollutants, heat, and humidity to add up to CODE RED. Please take care. Continue reading
Delaware air, by the official categories, mostly varies between Code Green and Code Yellow, with occasional excursions into worse conditions. Now is one of those times.
Some states issue notices of Code Yellow conditions, but Delaware is not one of those states. We (Green Delaware) often but not always do emails for Code Yellow days. Feedback would be welcome on whether readers would like this always. Several significant DNREC public hearings are coming up in June. Continue reading
Tuesday August 5, 2014 is an official Code Orange “air quality action day” in Delaware. The DNREC says: “A Code Orange air quality forecast for ozone is a level of pollution that can be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and those with heart and/or respiratory conditions. Such persons should limit outdoor activities, especially those that require a high level of exertion.”