DEP Declares Code Orange for July 2nd

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reports that on Monday, July 2nd an “area of high pressure over the western Atlantic to remain in control of the weather across eastern PA.  As a result, sunny skies and light southwesterly winds will force afternoon high temperatures into the mid-90s Fahrenheit. ” This will result in ozone levels rising to the Code Orange range in Montgomery County and elsewhere. This type of alert is referred to as a “Air Quality Action Day.”

On Air Quality Action Days, the DEP suggests that “young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.”

Stay cool.