DEQ issues Ozone Advisory for Feb. 4
Boulder DEQ monitor
View from the DEQ Boulder monitoring station around noon on Tuesday, February 3, 2009.
For Upper Green River Basin in Sublette County
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
February 3, 2009
(Upper Green River Basin, Wyo.) - The Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), is issuing an ozone advisory for Wednesday, February 4, 2009, for the Upper Green River Basin, in Sublette County.
Ozone is an air pollutant that can cause respiratory health effects especially to children, the elderly and people with existing respiratory conditions. People in these sensitive groups should limit strenuous or extended outdoor activities, especially in the afternoon and evening. More information on ozone and the health effects of ozone are available at the Wyoming Department of Health website, http://www.health.wyo.gov.
Predictions of elevated ozone are based on evaluation of weather forecasts, and are therefore only as reliable as those forecasts. DEQ is conducting an intensive study of wintertime ozone formation in the Upper Green River Basin. Ozone appears to be elevated in the Basin when there are strong temperature inversions, low winds, snow cover, and bright sunlight.
Current information on ozone levels at the Air Quality Division’s monitoring stations at Daniel, Jonah, and Boulder can be found at www.wyvisnet.com.
For more information about Wyoming DEQ and air quality monitoring, contact Keith M. Guille, Public Information Officer, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne, Phone: (307) 777-6105.