DNREC Issues Code Orange Air Quality Alert
The Wildfire smoke is creating that haze in the sky.
My eyes have been watering for days. This wildfire smoke haze will produce some wild sunsets this evening, possibly into Friday. The sun was easy to0 look at this morning due to the smoke. This form all the wildfires out west.
DNREC … Wednesday, July 21 is a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Delaware. An approaching cold front will push a dense area of smoke from Canadian wildfires into the state, increasing particle concentrations.
Therefore, despite showers and thunderstorms aiding vertical mixing late in the day, AQI levels will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Thursday and Friday, wildfire smoke will gradually decrease across the region. However, periods of light westerly to northwesterly winds will allow some smoke to linger over Delaware. Therefore, AQI levels will be low-Moderate on both days.