RealFeel® Sun 87°
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Air Quality Poor
Wind SE 3 mph
Wind Gusts 6 mph
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Current Air Quality
The air has reached a high level of pollution and is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Reduce time spent outside if you are feeling symptoms such as difficulty breathing or throat irritation.
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The risk of tree pollen symptoms is moderate.
The risk for ragweed pollen symptoms is high. Ensure your windows and doors are closed.
The risk of mold allergy symptoms is low.
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 high. Be sure you're vacuuming with a HEPA-approved filter.
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 moderate. Make sure you stay hydrated.
The risk of catching a cold is low.
The risk of catching the flu is low.
The risk of suffering from a weather-related migraine is low.
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 great. Find an area with less boat or human activity to avoid areas where fish are hiding.
Conditions for running are good. Be sure to wear sunscreen and UV-protective activewear.
Conditions for golfing are good. Wear sunscreen while out on the course.
Biking & Cycling
Conditions for cycling are good. Stay hydrated to make the most of your ride.
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 fair. On cloudy nights, you may still be able to see the moon and some brighter stars, depending on the season.
Conditions for hiking are good. Stay hydrated and bring enough water to last the entire hike.
Conditions for lawn mowing are good. Alternating mowing patterns can help all areas of your lawn grow.
Composting conditions are good. Make sure you frequently add water to your compost to keep it moist.
Conditions for outdoor entertaining will be great. Pay attention to the mosquito or pest forecast and prepare deterrents.
Conditions for flying are ideal. Have a safe trip.
Conditions for driving are good. Stay alert of any changes to the weather forecast.
The risk for mosquito activity are high. Replacing outdoor lights with yellow bug lights can attract less insects.
The risk for pest activity is high. Replacing outdoor lights with yellow bug lights can attract less insects near your home.
The risk for pest activity is high. Consider insect bait to protect your lawn & gardens.
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