NYC, NJ Air Quality Alerts Continue Until Midnight Thursday Due To Smoke From Canada Wildfires


Air Quality Alert Message Relayed by National Weather Service New York NY, 4:48 PM EDT Wed Jun 7 2023

Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-
Northwest Suffolk-Northeast Suffolk-Southwest Suffolk-
Southeast Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-
Southern Nassau-


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties:

New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk,
Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam.

until midnight EDT Thursday Night.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Fine Particulates. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern.

When pollution levels are elevated, the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.

Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.

Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen- Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union- 448 PM EDT Wed Jun 7 2023


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties:

Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union.

until midnight EDT Thursday Night.

An Air Quality Action day for Particulate Matter has been declared for Wednesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 8th. Sensitive individuals, including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and the young should limit strenuous activities and the amount of time active outdoors. Levels of fine particulates will rise into unhealthy for sensitive groups category statewide today and Thursday and likely last into the evening hours both days due to wildfire smoke transport from eastern Canadian wildfires. In Addition, ozone is forecast to reach the moderate category on Wednesday as sunny skies, light winds, and warm temperatures are forecast for the Garden State.

For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at

Banner Image: Forest Fire. Image Credit – Egor Vikhrev


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