Code Orange Air Alert Issued For The Charlotte Region Today

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A Code Orange Alert has just been issued today for the Charlotte region. Meteorologists are forecasting elevated levels of ozone concentrated around the ground level, as well as above average temperatures and humidity levels for most of the day.

The National Weather Service issued an Air Quality Alert for Mecklenburg and Union counties until 8pm tonight:

Mecklenburg-Union NC-
Including the cities of Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Monroe,
Trinity, Indian Trail, and Weddington
249 PM EDT Mon Jun 20 2022

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY...

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in Raleigh NC
has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level
Ozone for Mecklenburg and Union Counties, from 10 AM to 8 PM EDT
Tuesday.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone
concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards. For additional information, please visit the North
Carolina Division of Air Quality Web site at
https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenterEnvista

Tomorrow will be even hotter, with highs expected to reach into the triple digits:

This week’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!

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