Eastern Curry County and Josephine County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Air Stagnation Advisory
Issued: 1:02 PM PST Nov. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air stagnation advisory now in effect until 4 am PST
Wednesday...

* air quality... poor mixing and light winds will keep stagnant
conditions in place through Tuesday night. A brief period of
improvement is being observed today before poor mixing returns
tonight. Pollutants may be trapped near ground level, resulting
in reduced air quality at times. The Oregon department of
environmental quality has issued an air pollution advisory which
is in effect until further notice for Josephine, Jackson, and
Douglas counties. Increasing winds Wednesday will improve mixing
on Wednesday.

* Locations include... valleys in Douglas, Josephine, and Jackson
counties.

* Impacts... pollutants in smoke may aggravate heart and lung
disease and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit
outdoor activities when air quality is reduced. Diminished air
quality can create respiratory problems, especially for
sensitive groups. Please follow medical advice if you have a
heart or lung condition.

* For additional information on the air quality alert... please
visit the web site at http://www.Oregon.Gov/deq

* check the latest air quality information at
https://oraqi.Deq.State.Or.US/home/map

* view the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an airmass across the advisory area, pollution will increase.