Weather Alerts for Yuma County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
YUMA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Yuma
Effective: Sun, 2/18 10:16am Updated: Mon, 2/19 4:40am Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Mon, 2/19 9:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY MONDAY...
An Airborne Coarse Particle High Pollution Advisory has been issued
for Yuma County for Monday.
An episode of strong and gusty winds is forecast to generate
widespread blowing dust that may result in local coarse particle
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.
Coarse particulate matter - also known as PM-10 - is an air
contaminant that can aggravate heart and lung disease conditions,
especially in older adults, children, and those with asthma. A
decrease in physical activity is recommended.
Consolidate your travel, stabilize loose soils, slow down or avoid
travel on dirt roads, reduce or eliminate fireplace use, and avoid
using gas-powered lawn equipment.