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  • Wondering why the skies are hazy today?

    Jul 25, 2018 | Read More News
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    This morning the sky is hazy and our beautiful mountain views are a bit faded. Overnight winds brought smoke westward from the Bruno Fire, which is northeast of Douglas, Arizona. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s air quality monitors recorded elevated levels of particulates for several hours overnight. The highest readings were recorded at PDEQ’s monitors in the Green Valley area. hazy
     
    The winds changed direction early this morning and smoke is no longer coming into the metropolitan Tucson area. However, residual particulates are still floating in the air causing the haze. Air quality is currently in the moderate range.
     
    Afternoon breezes may help ventilate the area and clear out some of the haze, but the smoke could return as long as the wildfire persists. “If you smell smoke, you are breathing it,” said Beth Gorman, Senior Program Manager for PDEQ. “If you are one of the many people in our community who have lung or heart disease and it is smoky where you are, you may want to reduce your level of exertion when you are outside,” Gorman said.
     
    For more information on ways to reduce air pollution and to see real-time air pollution levels, visit the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.