NOAA: Air quality to drop across region

NOAA: Air quality to drop across region

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- There goes that air quality again.

The National Weather Service has issued an air stagnation advisory for our area.

Basically, inversions over the valley are expected to cause a drop in air quality, and it's expected to last through the weekend.

With air stagnation, there is an increased chance of pollutants being trapped.

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Air Stagnation Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
300 AM PST WED JAN 30 2013

...AIR STAGNATION EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...

ORZ023-024-026-029>031-302300-
/O.CON.KMFR.AS.Y.0002.130131T0300Z-130205T1700Z/
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-
JACKSON COUNTY-KLAMATH BASIN-
NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GRANTS PASS...
CAVE JUNCTION...MEDFORD...ASHLAND...ALTAMONT...KLAMATH FALLS...
BEATTY...BLY...SPRAGUE RIVER
300 AM PST WED JAN 30 2013

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
   EVENING TO 9 AM PST TUESDAY...

AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM PST TUESDAY.

* SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION WILL ESTABLISH
  INVERSIONS OVER THE VALLEYS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS WILL
  BEGIN A PERIOD OF PROLONGED AIR STAGNATION IN THE VALLEYS...
  INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR TRAPPED POLLUTANTS.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
  GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GRANTS PASS...CAVE
  JUNCTION...MEDFORD...ASHLAND...ALTAMONT...KLAMATH FALLS...
  BEATTY...BLY...SPRAGUE RIVER...AND LAKEVIEW.

* IMPACTS...STAGNANT AIR IN THE VALLEYS WILL POTENTIALLY LEAD TO
  DETERIORATING AIR QUALITY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=MFR

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY INDICATES THAT DUE TO LIMITED MOVEMENT
OF AN AIR MASS ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA...POLLUTION WILL
INCREASE.