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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 10:22 AM MDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 3:45 AM EDT on May 04, 2016


... High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater
Phoenix area Tuesday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has issued
an ozone high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area for
Tuesday.

This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.

Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.

If it is a regularly scheduled work day... you are urged to car pool...
telecommute... or use mass transit.

The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County...
visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367
for recorded forecast information.



1022 am MST Mon may 2 2016

... High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater
Phoenix area Tuesday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has issued
an ozone high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area for
Tuesday.

This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.

Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.

If it is a regularly scheduled work day... you are urged to car pool...
telecommute... or use mass transit.

The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County...
visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367
for recorded forecast information.



1022 am MST Mon may 2 2016

... High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater
Phoenix area Tuesday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has issued
an ozone high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area for
Tuesday.

This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.

Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.

If it is a regularly scheduled work day... you are urged to car pool...
telecommute... or use mass transit.

The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County...
visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367
for recorded forecast information.


Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 4:15 AM MDT on May 03, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 05, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening for strong winds... low relative humidity
and high fire danger for fire weather zones 150 and 151...

* affected area... fire weather zone 150 and fire weather zone 151.

* Timing... 10 am through 8 PM Thursday.

* Winds... west to southwest 20-ft winds of 15 to 30 mph with
gusts up to about 35 to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... daytime minimum relative humidity will drop
between 7 and 13 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop or ongoing will have the potential
to spread rapidly.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit weather.Gov/Tucson
and click on the detailed hazards tab.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Watch for portions of Southeast
Arizona.



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326 am MST Tue may 3 2016

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening in southwest and south central Arizona... due
to strong winds... low relative humidity... and high fire danger...


The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Fire Weather
Watch across a large portion of southwest and south central
Arizona... due to strong winds... low relative humidity... and high
fire danger. The Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Thursday
afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Affected area in Arizona... the deserts and mountains of southwest
and south central Arizona... and southern Gila County/Tonto National
Forest foothills.

* Winds... south 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... Thursday afternoon and evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* Impacts... Bio-fuels in the deserts and mountains are becoming
drier... resulting in high fire danger. These conditions... combined
with low relative humidity and strong winds... will lead to
widespread hazardous fire weather conditions in southwest and south
central Arizona.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.





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