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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Saturday wasn't supposed to be an ozone action
day and ozone buildup was delayed this morning
as a result of cloudy conditions, but this
afternoon's hot weather has nevertheless lead
to high ozone in some locations.

At 3, 4 PM, these notable 1 hr readings are noted:

Muskegon   123 ppb
Holland    108 ppb
Warren  110 ppb
Oak park   105 ppb
Kalamazoo  99 ppb
Detroit 7 mile   93 ppb

DEQ AIR QUALITY DIVISION AIR MONITORING UNIT CONTENT FOLLOWS:

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN

An Ozone Action! Day advisory has been issued for Sunday, June 23rd.


WEST MICHIGAN


  An Ozone Action! Day advisory has been issued for Sunday, June 23rd.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

A cold front responsible for triggering scattered thunderstorms from 
Michigan north-westward to Minnesota over the past day and a half will now 
lift northward as a warm front. Current radar shows a batch of showers and 
thunderstorms moving across northern lower Michigan and heavier 
thunderstorms over central and northern Wisconsin. Cloud cover over much of 
the state this morning, will begin to break up as the day wears on with 
southern counties experiencing the greatest amount of sunshine. The 
atmosphere should remain unstable enough today that the chance for 
thunderstorms will exist into the evening hours. Temperatures will vary 
across the state with daily maximums in the upper 70's in northern portions 
of the state and low to mid 80's where the sun in more prominent. Due to 
the presence of cloud cover and chances for precipitation, ozone levels 
should remain in the good to moderate category today.

Under the influence of building high pressure, temperatures aloft will 
begin to warm over the next day, resulting in a subsidence inversion. This 
inversion will likely suppress any threat for precipitation as we head into 
Sunday and Monday. Maximum surface temperatures for Sunday and Monday are 
forecasted to be in the 90-95 degree range under mostly sunny skies. Winds 
will mainly be light (5-10 knots) and from the west-southwest. Chances for 
precipitation increase as we head into mid-week, with temperatures 
remaining warm and the airmass moist.

CONCLUSION

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures soaring into the 90's raise concern for 
unhealthy levels of ozone in Michigan on Sunday. As a result, the Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an Ozone Action! Advisory 
for Sunday, June 23rd. As this hot and sunny weather continues into Monday, 
concern for elevated levels of ozone will be reevaluated tomorrow.

Forecast Updated Saturday, June 22nd by Neal Conatser


ONTARIO MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT CONTENT FOLLOWS:

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 12:16:55 -0500
From: admin@airqualityontario.com
Subject: ** Smog Advisory **
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Please do not reply to this e-mail. For general inquiries
about smog alerts, or if you are experiencing technical
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For media inquiries call the media line at (416) 314-6666.
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A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of
the Environment for the following forecast regions:

     For: Sunday June 23, 2002
     Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
     Elgin
     Halton-Peel
     Hamilton
     Huron-Perth
     London-Middlesex-Oxford
     Niagara
     Sarnia-Lambton
     Toronto
     Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin
     Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
     York-Durham

For more details visit the Air Quality Ontario website at:
www.airqualityontario.com

During the smog episode, individuals may experience eye
irritation. Heavy outdoor exercise may cause respiratory
symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. People
with heart or lung disease including asthma may experience
a worsening of their condition.

* A Smog Advisory means that there is a strong likelihood
that there may be poor air quality within the next 24 hours
due to ground-level ozone and particulate matter.

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Spare the Air Actions
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During a smog alert, there are a number of actions that you can
take to help spare the air.

Travel tips - all year round:
  - leave your car at home - walk, cycle, carpool or take public transit
  - tele-conference instead of driving to meetings
  - limit car trips by doing all your errands at once, and do
    not let your engine idle
  - keep your car well tuned, check your tire pressure and
    drive at moderate speeds


Health tips:
  - wear light clothing at work while air conditioning is reduced
  - avoid exposure to vehicle exhaust fumes
  - avoid strenuous exercise in the heat of the day
  - consult your doctor for specific health advice

Electricity saving tips:
  -  save electricity at home by turning down the air
     conditioner and turning off lights you are not using

Other pollution reduction tips:
  - leave lawn mowing for another day
  - restrict the use of gasoline-powered equipment
  - delay using oil-based paints, solvents and cleaners
  - do not use the barbecue

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