Posted by NBC 12 Meteorologist Jim Duncan
We’re going to see a lot more ozone alerts this year, and it’s not because our air quality has suddenly plunged. In fact, our air quality continues to improve. Check out the following letter from the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. A snippet is below the link.
“Some localities already have had days in 2008 that have exceeded the new ozone standard this year, but it is important to remember that air quality is not getting worse; Virginia now has a tougher standard to meet. “