Action Days

Action days are usually called when the AQI gets into the unhealthy ranges. Different air pollution control agencies call them at different levels. In some places, action days are called when the AQI is forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, or Code Orange. In this case, the groups that are sensitive to the pollutant should reduce exposure by reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. For ozone this includes: children and adults who are active outdoors, and people with lung disease, such as asthma. For particle pollution this includes: people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children. Occasionally, an action day is declared when the AQI is Moderate, or Code Yellow, if the levels are expected to approach Code Orange levels.

In many places, action days are called when the AQI is forecast to be Unhealthy, or Code Red. In this case, everyone should reduce exposure to air pollution, but especially the members of the sensitive group for the particular pollutant. What You Can Do.


Today's Action Days Tomorrow's Action Days
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Thursday, October 23, 2014
No cities declared an Action Day. No cities declared an Action Day.
 

U.S. Air Quality Summary | Current Ozone | Current Particles PM2.5


 
Cities Participating in Action Day Programs:
 
ALABAMA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Birmingham Air Quality Alert
Huntsville Ozone Alert Day
Mobile Ozone Alert Day
ARIZONA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Apache Junction High Pollution Advisory
Casa Grande High Pollution Advisory
City of Maricopa High Pollution Advisory
Cowtown High Pollution Advisory
Pinal Air Park High Pollution Advisory
Pinal County High Pollution Advisory
Pinal County Housing High Pollution Advisory
San Tan Valley High Pollution Advisory
Stanfield High Pollution Advisory
Tucson High Pollution Advisory
ARKANSAS
City Name Action Day Program Name
Little Rock-North Little Rock Action Day Programs
CALIFORNIA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Atascadero Action Day
Auburn Spare The Air Day
Bakersfield Healthy Air Living
Carrizo Plains Action Day
Concord Spare the Air Day
Davis Spare The Air Day
Death Valley National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
Elk Grove Spare The Air Day
Fairfield Spare the Air Day
Folsom Spare The Air Day
Fremont Spare the Air Day
Fresno Healthy Air Living
Hanford Healthy Air Living
Joshua Tree National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
Lassen Volcanic National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
Livermore Spare the Air Day
Madera Healthy Air Living
Mendocino County Air Quality Advisory
Merced Healthy Air Living
Modesto Healthy Air Living
Morro Bay Action Day
Napa Spare The Air Day
Nipomo Action Day
Oakland Spare the Air Day
Ojai Health Advisory
Oxnard Health Advisory
Paso Robles Action Day
Pinnacles National Monument Air Quality Health Advisory
Piru Health Advisory
Placerville Spare The Air Day
Red Hills Action Day
Redwood City Spare the Air Day
Rio Vista Spare The Air Day
Roseville-Rocklin Spare The Air Day
Sacramento Spare The Air Day
San Francisco Spare The Air Day
San Jose Spare The Air Day
San Luis Obispo Action Day
San Rafael Spare The Air Day
Santa Rosa Spare The Air Day
Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks Air Quality Health Advisory
Simi Valley Health Advisory
Stockton Healthy Air Living
Thousand Oaks Health Advisory
Vacaville Spare The Air Day
Visalia Healthy Air Living
Western Nevada County Spare the Air Advisory
Woodland Spare The Air Day
Yosemite National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
COLORADO
City Name Action Day Program Name
Colorado Springs Action Day Program
Denver Action Day Programs
Fort Collins Action Day Program
Greeley Action Day Program
Rocky Mountain National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Metropolitan Washington Action Day Programs
FLORIDA
City Name Action Day Program Name
City of North Miami Green North Miami
GEORGIA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Atlanta Smog Alert
ILLINOIS
City Name Action Day Program Name
Chicago Air Pollution Action Day
INDIANA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Evansville Particulate Alert
Indianapolis Knozone Action Day
KENTUCKY
City Name Action Day Program Name
Lexington Action Day Programs
Louisville Air Quality Alert
Mammoth Cave National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
LOUISIANA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Baton Rouge Area Ozone Action Program
New Orleans Ozone Action Program
Shreveport Ozone Action Day
MAINE
City Name Action Day Program Name
Acadia National Park Air Quality Alert
Bangor Air Quality Alert
Gardiner Air Quality Alert
Greenville Air Quality Alert
Holden Air Quality Alert
Howland Air Quality Alert
Jonesport Air Quality Alert
Kennebunkport Air Quality Alert
Lewiston-Auburn Air Quality Alert
Lovell Air Quality Alert
Penobscot Nation Air Quality Alert
Port Clyde Air Quality Alert
Portland Air Quality Alert
Presque Isle Air Quality Alert
Sipayik Air Quality Alert
West Buxton Air Quality Alert
MARYLAND
City Name Action Day Program Name
Eastern Shore Air Quality Alert
Metropolitan Baltimore Air Quality Alert
Western Maryland Air Quality Alert
MASSACHUSETTS
City Name Action Day Program Name
Adams - Mt. Greylock Ozone Action Day
Amherst Ozone Action Day
Fairhaven Ozone Action Day
Lynn Ozone Action Day
Milton - Blue Hill Observatory Ozone Action Day
Newbury Ozone Action Day
Pittsfield Ozone Action Day
Stow Ozone Action Day
Ware - Quabbin Summit Ozone Action Day
Worcester Ozone Action Day
MICHIGAN
City Name Action Day Program Name
Ann Arbor Air Action! Day
Benton Harbor Air Action! Day
Detroit Air Action! Day
Eastern U.P. Air Action! Day
Flint Air Action! Day
Grand Rapids Air Action! Day
Houghton Lake Air Action! Day
Kalamazoo Air Action! Day
Lansing Air Action! Day
Ludington Air Action! Day
Saginaw Air Action! Day
Traverse City Action Day
MINNESOTA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Advisory Day
Rochester Air Advisory Day
MISSISSIPPI
City Name Action Day Program Name
Jackson Ozone Action Day
Mississippi Gulf Coast Ozone Action Day
MISSOURI
City Name Action Day Program Name
Kansas City Action Day Program
Saint Louis Care About Clean Air
Springfield Air Advisory
NEBRASKA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Omaha Air Quality Advisory Day
NEW HAMPSHIRE
City Name Action Day Program Name
Claremont Air Quality Action Day
Concord Air Quality Action Day
Conway Air Quality Action Day
Laconia Air Quality Action Day
Lebanon Air Quality Action Day
Londonderry Air Quality Action Day
Manchester Air Quality Action Day
Nashua Air Quality Action Day
Pittsburg Air Quality Action Day
Portsmouth Air Quality Action Day
Strafford County - Rochester Air Quality Action Day
NEW JERSEY
City Name Action Day Program Name
Brigantine Ozone Action Day
Camden Ozone Action Day
Chester Ozone Action Day
Clarksboro Ozone Action Day
Flemington Ozone Action Day
Fort Lee Ozone Action Day
Millville Ozone Action Day
Monmouth Ozone Action Day
New Brunswick Ozone Action Day
New Jersey Highlands Ozone Action Day
Newark Ozone Action Day
Ocean County/Colliers Mills Ozone Action Day
Ramapo Ozone Action Day
Rider University Ozone Action Day
NEW YORK
City Name Action Day Program Name
Albany Air Quality Health Advisory
Base - Whiteface Mountain Air Quality Health Advisory
Buffalo Air Quality Health Advisory
Dunkirk Air Quality Health Advisory
New York City Air Quality Health Advisory
Newburgh Air Quality Health Advisory
Niagara Falls Air Quality Health Advisory
Nicks Lake Air Quality Health Advisory
Perch River Air Quality Health Advisory
Pinnacle State Park Air Quality Health Advisory
Riverhead Air Quality Health Advisory
Rochester Air Quality Health Advisory
Syracuse Air Quality Health Advisory
Utica Air Quality Health Advisory
White Plains Air Quality Health Advisory
NORTH CAROLINA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Asheville Ridge Tops (above 4000 feet) Air Quality Action Day
Asheville Valleys (below 4000 feet) Air Quality Action Day
Charlotte Air Quality Action Day
Fayetteville Air Quality Action Day
Hickory Air Quality Action Day
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Air Quality Action Day
Rocky Mount Air Quality Action Day
OHIO
City Name Action Day Program Name
Cincinnati Smog Alert Day
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Air Quality Advisory
Columbus Air Quality Alert Day
Dayton Air Pollution Advisory
Youngstown Air Quality Advisory Day
OKLAHOMA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Oklahoma City Ozone Watch
Tulsa Ozone Watch
OREGON
City Name Action Day Program Name
City of La Grande Burn Call
Portland Air Quality Advisory
PENNSYLVANIA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Lehigh Valley Air Quality Action Day
Liberty/Clairton area Air Quality Action Day
Philadelphia Fine Particle Action Day
Pittsburgh Air Quality Action Day
Susquehanna Valley Air Quality Action Day
RHODE ISLAND
City Name Action Day Program Name
Narragansett Air Quality Alert Day
Providence Air Quality Alert Day
West Greenwich Air Quality Alert Day
SOUTH CAROLINA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Aiken-Augusta - SC/GA Ozone Action Day
Charleston Ozone Action Day
Columbia Ozone Action Day
Florence/Darlington Ozone Action Day
Greenville-Spartanburg Ozone Action Day
York/Chester/Lancaster Ozone Action Day
TENNESSEE
City Name Action Day Program Name
Clarksville-Montgomery County Montgomery County Air Alert
Great Smoky Mtns. Natl. Park - TN Action Day Program
Knoxville Spare the Air Day
Tri-Cities Ozone Action Day
TEXAS
City Name Action Day Program Name
Austin Ozone Action Day
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Action Day
Corpus Christi Ozone Action Day
Dallas-Fort Worth Air Pollution Action Day
El Paso Ozone Action Day
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Watch
San Antonio Air Quality Health Alert
Tyler-Longview-Marshall Ozone Action Day
Victoria Ozone Action Day
UTAH
City Name Action Day Program Name
Logan Choose Clean Air
Ogden Choose Clean Air
Provo Choose Clean Air
Salt Lake City Choose Clean Air
Washakie Reservation Choose Clean Air
VERMONT
City Name Action Day Program Name
Rutland `
VIRGINIA
City Name Action Day Program Name
Hampton Roads Air Quality Action Day
Northern Virginia Air Quality Action Day
Richmond Air Quality Action Day
Roanoke Air Quality Action Day
Shenandoah National Park Air Quality Health Advisory
Winchester Air Quality Action Day
WASHINGTON
City Name Action Day Program Name
Aberdeen Burn Ban
Cascade foothills of east King-Pierce counties Smog Watch
Darrington Smog Watch
Everett-Marysville-Lynnwood Smog Watch
Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Burn Ban
Port Angeles Burn Ban
Port Townsend Burn Ban
Seattle-Bellevue-Kent Valley Smog Watch
Shelton Burn Ban
Spokane AirWatch
Tacoma-Puyallup Smog Watch
WISCONSIN
City Name Action Day Program Name
Fond du Lac Air Quality Health Advisory
Green Bay Air Quality Health Advisory
La Crosse Air Quality Health Advisory
Madison Air Quality Health Advisory
Milwaukee Air Quality Health Advisory
Racine-Kenosha Air Quality Health Advisory
Sheboygan Air Quality Health Advisory