Issued by The National Weather Service
1:25 pm CST, Sun., Nov. 22, 2009
... AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT...
THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY WATCH FOR PARTICULATES... IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT.
A STAGNANT AND INCREASINGLY DIRTY AIR MASS WILL INTENSIFY OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT PARTICLE POLLUTION CONCENTRATIONS WILL REACH UNHEALTHY LEVELS FOR PEOPLE IN SENSITIVE GROUPS FOR COUNTIES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS OF WISCONSIN.
DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF PARTICLE POLLUTION IN THE REGION THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY WATCH THROUGH MONDAY.
CONCENTRATIONS OF PARTICULATES MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. AT THIS LEVEL OF PARTICULATES EXPOSURE... MEMBERS OF SENSITIVE GROUPS MAY EXPERIENCE HEALTH EFFECTS. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.
Because I am Asthmatic and Diabetic, I will be remaining indoors until the warnings are lifted, and wearing a respirator, however, I felt it strange that this warning should be posted the morning following the small engine aircraft in our area. Our town has not had a single case of flu, or Swine flu symptoms. I will be curious to see what transpires after this announcement and the fly bys from last night. My fiance' works at the local area hospital, so she will be a good source of changes in local health information. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you for the email - we WILL Be watching for anything that transpires out of Wisconsin and will await any updates you may have!!