3rd 'Code Red' air quality day in region
The Washington area is in the midst of its third Code Red air quality day of the year, and officials are suggesting that people limit strenuous outdoor activity.
A Code Red day means the air is unhealthy to breathe. The advisory was issued Tuesday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
The first Code Red day this year was July 7 and the second was Aug. 11. Air quality is measured on a five-level scale from good to very unhealthy. The Code Red category is considered "unhealthy," one category before "very unhealthy."
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| August 31, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories: DC, Maryland, Virginia, Weather
Save & Share: Previous: Suspected 'Flint serial killer' in court
Next: Recording systems okay in Va. courts
Posted by: fbutler1 | August 31, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: drb177 | August 31, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: jojo2008 | August 31, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: genetee | August 31, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: angelos_peter | September 1, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.