Local & Regional
Mon August 23, 2010
Ozone Alert Day
By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – This is an Ozone Alert day in Tulsa.
The OZONE ALERT! program takes a voluntary, episodic approach to ozone pollution reduction. The Tulsa Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the EPA uses computer modeled predictors to determine when high ozone levels may occur.
OZONE ALERT! days typically occur from May through September on days with high temperatures, minimal cloud cover and light winds. DEQ notifies INCOG and the Tulsa area kicks into Ozone Action. The Alert! word is spread though E-Alert! notices, Fax Alerts, and various other communications methods. Governments, businesses, industries and individuals are urged to take voluntary action to reduce emissions of Ozone Alert! days.