Code Orange Air Alert Issued For Charlotte Region Today


A Code Orange Alert has just been issued today for the Charlotte region, with an Air Quality Index expected to exceed 105 today.

The alert notes that; “the large-scale meteorological pattern continues to be a favorable setup for ozone: plentiful sunshine, stable air, and light, steady winds are all conducive to ozone photochemistry…”

The National Weather Service notes that “people with health issues, like asthma, should limit outdoor activity…”

Today’s high temperatures, along with the low air quality increases everyone’s chance of heat exhaustion and heat stroke – make sure to stay hydrated at all times.

If you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outside today, make sure you wear breathable clothes and consider getting a small fan, personal air conditioner, or evaporative cooling towel.

Stay safe out there!