Hazy, air quality warning for sensitive groups
Sept. 7, 2011 at 4:07 a.m.
Areas of haze Wednesday. Sunny with a high near 94. Northeast wind between 6 and 9 mph.
Mostly clear Wednesday night with a low around 58. East wind at 8 mph becoming north.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Action Day for Victoria on Wednesday. The air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Elevated concentrations of ozone can act as a lung irritant.
Individuals with chronic lung disease such as asthma and emphysema as well as the elderly and young children are particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid exposure.
To avoid exposure, minimize exertion outdoors during the midday to early evening hours or stay indoors in an air-conditioned room during this time.