Unhealthy air may accompany Friday's high temperatures

Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:35 PM
Last updated Friday, June 29, 2012 9:03 AM
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Friday’s high temperatures could also include a dose of unhealthy air.

The S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control issued an air quality alert that will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, when ground level ozone levels in the region are expected to exceed health standards.

The alert includes Richmond, Columbia, Aiken and Barnwell counties.

Higher levels of ozone, a component of smog, can aggravate respiratory ailments. Active adults and children should also limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the advisory said.

Temperatures in the Augusta area are expected to reach 102 on Friday, with a forecasted high of 104 Saturday and Sunday — all with no rainfall expected.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/28/12 - 03:59 pm
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So?

What is an individual expected to do about the unhealthy air?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/28/12 - 04:12 pm
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I will snorkle in the river.

I will snorkle in the river with a clogged snorkle. Who needs stinkin air?

DMPerryJr
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DMPerryJr 06/28/12 - 04:42 pm
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Getting a box

of cigars and some scotch to help me cope.

mc
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mc 06/28/12 - 09:46 pm
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I guess I'll hold my breath

I guess I'll hold my breath until saturday!

peachygeorgia222
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peachygeorgia222 06/28/12 - 11:27 pm
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double check

Double check the times this is to take affect. www.weather.com puts the times starting at 6 AM not 6 PM.

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/30909?phenomena=TAQ&si...

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 06/29/12 - 08:27 am
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peachygeorgia222

You are right. We changed it. Thank you.

peachygeorgia222
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peachygeorgia222 06/29/12 - 12:38 pm
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Sean Moores

No problem.

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