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Radar valid at 1130 pm EDT, Jun 7th 2023

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ANZ530>543-DCZ001-MDZ001-003>006-008-011-013-014-016>018-501>508-
VAZ025>031-036>040-050-051-053>057-501>508-526-527-WVZ050>053-055-
501>506-080330-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island MD-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point MD-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach MD-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point MD-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head MD-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island MD-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island MD to Smith Point VA-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-Eastern Bay-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth
Island-District of Columbia-Garrett-Washington-Frederick MD-
Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Cecil-Southern Baltimore-
Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-
Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-
Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-
Culpeper-Fairfax-Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-
Spotsylvania-King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-
Western Highland-Eastern Highland-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Northwest Prince William-
Central and Southeast Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-
Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant-
Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-
Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Washington, Mountain Lake Park, Oakland,
Grantsville, Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg,
Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Elkton, Baltimore,
Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt,
Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate,
Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf,
Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown,
Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Frostburg,
Cumberland, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville,
Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City,
Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,
Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,
Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville,
Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville,
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falls Church, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Warrenton,
Turnbull, Hightown, Monterey, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn,
Sterling, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Haymarket, Dale City,
Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Romney, Paw Paw,
Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Bayard,
Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek,
Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, Riverton,
Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove
256 PM EDT Wed Jun 7 2023

...POOR AIR QUALITY IN THE MID-ATLANTIC THROUGH FRIDAY DUE TO
CANADIAN WILDFIRES...

Due to Canadian wildfires, smoke is prevalent in the mid-
Atlantic region, including the greater Baltimore and Washington
metropolitan areas. Under northerly winds, smoke will continue to
be pushed south over our area. The smoke is expected to be rather
thick to start the day Thursday, but may start to decrease through
the day. A front on Friday will bring some reprieve to fine
particle concentrations.

Depending on your location, Air Quality will vary, with much of
the area either Code Orange or Code Red - possibly through Friday.
A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region are unhealthy for sensitive
groups. Sensitive groups include children, people with heart or
heart or lung disease, older adults, children, pregnant people,
and those that spend a lot of time outdoors.

Some areas may see Code Red, which means unhealthy for the
general population. If you are under a Code Red Air Quality
Alert, everyone should keep outdoor activities light and short.
For those people in sensitive groups, consider moving all
activities indoors.

The effects of air pollution on people can be minimized by
avoiding strenuous outdoor activity or exercise indoors. Go
indoors if you have symptoms.

Be aware of your air quality, which you can track here:
https://fire.airnow.gov More info is here:
https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/aqi-basics/

Air quality monitoring and forecasts are done by the states. The
National Weather Service helps to disseminate these air quality
forecasts.

For more information on air quality, including ground-level ozone
and fine particles, visit your states website:

Maryland:
mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/AirQualityMonitoring/Pages/index.aspx

Washington DC:
https://www.mwcog.org/environment/air/forecast/

Virginia:
deq.virginia.gov/our-programs/air/monitoring-assessments/
air-quality-forecast

West Virginia:
https://dep.wv.gov/daq/air-monitoring/Pages/AirQualityIndex.aspx

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