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Posted on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 5 p.m.

National Weather Service declares air quality alert for Tuesday in Washtenaw County

By Kyle Feldscher

Washtenaw County, as well as other southeast Michigan counties, will be under an air quality alert Tuesday.

The National Weather Service declared Tuesday an Ozone Action Day, when high amounts of pollutants are expected to be in the air. The weather service urged people and businesses to avoid refueling vehicles, using gasoline powered lawn equipment and using charcoal lighter fluid.

Tuesday is expected to be a sunny day with a high of about 85 degrees, according to the NWS forecast.

The NWS recommended active children and adults and people with respiratory diseases to limit the amount of time they spend outside Tuesday.

For more information, visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality page at

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Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 2:35 a.m.

We've had hotter and more humid temps this summer with less wind and I don't remember an alert being issued under these circumstances. Anything to do with the climate change forum coming up?


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 11:45 p.m.

Kyle, I am not trying to sound like a know it all, but I believe the alert was put out by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and posted by the NWS. Don't want to sound like someone who comments just to correct the staff.

Dog Guy

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 10:06 p.m.

Smug will be most concentrated in Ann Arbor.


Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 1:36 p.m.

Good one!