So I was just browsing the local forecast over at weather.com – a favorite procrastination activity of mine, don’t ask – and noticed a truly disturbing severe weather alert. No, it has nothing to do with floods or fire; rather, we are currently under an Air Stagnation Advisory:
"AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN
AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF OZONE. THE AIR
QUALITY INDEX…OR AQI…WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO CORRELATE LEVELS
OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER THE AQI VALUE…THE
GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN."
Wow. And to think, I just spent the past 2 hours outside. Think I’ll go apologize to my lungs and take a puff off the old inhaler.