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Smog in Donora, PA in 1948 - photo courtesy Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Smog in Donora, PA in 1948 (photo courtesy Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

As a public service, the National Weather Service in State College will redistribute Official Air Quality Forecasts produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and current Air Quality Index (AQI) reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). National Weather Service Guidance Products are used by state and local air quality forecasters to aid in the issuance of Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts.

See the Latest Air Quality Report (Issued Daily)
and Latest Air Quality Alert (Issued only as needed)

Official Air Quality Point Forecasts are issued by state and local air quality forecasters. Additional information on air quality can be found at the EPA's AIRnow website.

Latest Air Quality for Pennsylvania
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ozone concentration for Pennsylvania
Link to Eastern US Ozone Concentration

The National Digital Guidance Database (above) is provided through a partnership
between NOAA/NWS and the EPA.

 

Understanding the AQI

The purpose of the AQI is to help the public understand how local air quality affects one's personal health. The AQI is divided into six categories.

Ozone concentrations and associated Air Quality Indices (AQI)

 

Comments? Contact Greg DeVoir, NWS State College, PA Air Quality Program Manager.


 
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