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DEP declares Air Quality Action Day for June 17

A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley Area, PA, on Saturday, Jun 17
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Saturday, Jun 17:101 AQIUnhealthy for Sensitive GroupsParticle Pollution (2.5 microns)
 56 AQIModerateOzone
Extended Forecast
Sunday, Jun 18:68 AQIModerateOzone
 65 AQIModerateParticle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Monday, Jun 19:73 AQIModerateOzone
 55 AQIModerateParticle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Tuesday, Jun 20:70 AQIModerateOzone
 55 AQIModerateParticle Pollution (2.5 microns)
Wednesday, Jun 21:60 AQIModerateOzone
 55 AQIModerateParticle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Current Conditions: At 2 p.m. EDT this Friday afternoon, a low pressure system moving through the state was bringing plenty of cloudiness to the region as well as a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Ozone concentrations have been held to the good range, and PM2.5 has also been lowered some by the rainfall, mostly down inside the good range. Wildfire smoke will continue to be a concern over the next several days, and the air quality situation will continue to be monitored through the weekend. With increasing sunshine and warmer air, especially Sunday into Monday, ozone concentrations will also be a concern. Here are the forecast details: *** Saturday’s forecast: An upper level low pressure system over New England Saturday will bring breezy northwest winds to the area with more sunshine. Ozone levels will rise, and be at the low end of the moderate range. With wildfire smoke still coming in from Ontario, and with the latest smoke models showing some near surface smoke, PM2.5 will rise to the low code ORANGE range, with highest concentrations during the morning. **
* This air quality forecast was prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

* Current air quality monitoring data for the Susquehanna Valley Area and other locations across Pennsylvania can be found at the EPA’s AirNow Interactive Map.