Air Quality Excellent
Wind NE 1 mph
Wind Gusts 3 mph
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Current Air Quality
The air quality is ideal for most individuals; enjoy your normal outdoor activities.
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The risk of tree pollen symptoms is moderate.
The risk for ragweed pollen symptoms is moderate. Avoid walking in areas with tall grass or plants.
The risk of mold allergy symptoms is moderate. Be sure to prevent mildew and indoor mold in your home's basement, bathrooms, and laundry room.
The risk of grass pollen symptoms is moderate. Be sure to keep your windows and doors closed.
Dust & Dander
The risk of dust and dander allergy symptoms is low.
The risk of experiencing weather-related arthritis pain is moderate. Stay hydrated and stretch to help avoid arthritis symptoms.
The risk of weather-related sinus pressure is high. Taking a hot shower may help ease sinus pressure.
The risk of catching a cold is moderate.
The risk of catching the flu is low.
The risk of suffering from a weather-related migraine is moderate.
The risk of asthma symptoms is high. Be sure to use HEPA filters in your home to cut down on indoor asthma triggers.
Fishing conditions are poor.
Conditions for running are fair. Stay hydrated to make your run easier.
Conditions for golfing are poor. Do not play if there is a chance of lightning.
Biking & Cycling
Conditions for cycling are fair. Know the surfaces you'll be riding on to ensure your ride is as safe as possible with your available gear.
Beach & Pool
Conditions for a day at the beach or pool are poor. Stay out of the water if there is a chance of lightning. Only swim in water temperatures below 55 degrees if you have the proper gear.
Conditions for stargazing are poor.
Conditions for hiking are poor.
Conditions for lawn mowing are poor. Avoid mowing your lawn when it is wet, or temperatures are too cold.
Composting conditions are fair. All materials you add should be shredded or broken into smaller pieces.
Conditions for outdoor entertaining will be good. Make sure you have shade available, so guests do not overheat.
Conditions for flying are great. Have a safe trip.
Conditions for driving are good. Stay alert of any changes to the weather forecast.
The risk for mosquito activity are low.
The risk for pest activity is high. Consider an EPA-registered repellent to deter bites.
The risk for pest activity is high. Replacing outdoor lights with yellow bug lights can attract less insects.
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