News

Today's air quality forecast: Moderate

The consensus ozone forecast for today, July 22, is moderate:

Ozone: 73 ppbv, averaged over 8 hours

Based on this, the forecasted Air Quality Index is

AQI: 93 or Moderate (Code Yellow)

At this level the air is probably safe for most people, according to the Macon air quality forecast team. However, some people are unusually sensitive and react to ozone with an AQI in this range, especially at the higher values (in the 80s and 90s).

People with heart and lung diseases such as asthma, and children, are especially susceptible. People in these categories, or people who develop symptoms when they exercise at "yellow" AQI levels, should consider avoiding prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.

  Comments