Jacksonville issues air quality advisory

Published On: May 21 2014 05:13:46 PM EDT

The city's Regulatory Compliance Department issued an air quality advisory on Wednesday afternoon for possible elevated ozone levels.

This is the second advisory this month. The last came on May 6.

Channel 4 meteorologist John Gaughan said the levels become elevated because of car exhaust, hot temperatures and light winds.

“It's hazy outside. You can pretty much see it as you drive around town,” Gaughan said. “The important detail here is that if you are sensitive, or the elderly or very, very young can find it as an irritant (with) sore throat (or) scratchy throat.

“To avoid it, just stay indoors during these afternoon and evening hours until things begin to settle down, as they usually do. Early morning hours are better for most folks.”

The city also recommends avoiding strenuous outdoor activities.

For more information on current air quality conditions, go to the city's website: coj.net.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus