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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
 
AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Good (0 - 50)
Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100)
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150)
Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200)
Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
 AQI:Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300)
Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.
AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) AQI: Hazardous (301 - 500)
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
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State Air Quality Resources
American Lung Association (ALA) of Maryland
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Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
Air Quality Forecast
Today's High Tomorrow's High
Air Quality Index (AQI)
50 
Good
Health Message: None
Air Quality Index (AQI)
55 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5)
50 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
55 
Moderate
Forecast Discussion: Gradual air mass modification will take place over the weekend as high pressure slowly moves overhead. Weaker winds and lowering mixing height will gradually push fine particle concentrations to borderline Good to low Moderate by Sunday. On Monday an approaching low pressure system from the south and west will advect warm air aloft, helping to trap fine particle pollutants near the surface. This along with weak, recirculating winds will push AQI values into the Moderate range across the state for Monday. Steady precipitation in association with the developing low pressure system will help clean things out for Tuesday. Expect Good air quality to return, persisting into Wednesday. -MDE

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 17:00 EST
33
Good
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone 27 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 33 Good
 
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