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Air Quality Updates are on our Facebook and Twitter Pages

Posted on February 12th, 2018

We are now putting our Air Quality updates on only our  Twitter and Facebook pages.   So check them out there.  No login or account is required.

Air Quality Update Jan 21, 2018

Posted on January 21st, 2018

Air quality is moderate in the upper Midwest today (Sunday Jan 21), with AQI values in the 50-100 region. A few spots are above 100 — and that is “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” Many locations are just below 100. The moderate conditions cover most of Iowa, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois, Michigan and southern Ontario. […]

Dubuque Air Quality – Improving AQI Over Time

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Looking at measured fine particle air quality near Dubuque Iowa. Data starts in 1999 Since 1999: 70% days good. 29% days moderate. 1% days unhealthy for sensitive groups. Last 3 years: 88% days good. 12% days moderate. Zero days unhealthy for sensitive groups. Last 1 year: 92% days good. 8% days moderate. Zero days unhealthy […]

Air Quality Update June 3

Posted on June 3rd, 2017

The University of Iowa CLE4R crew has been very busy with the Lake Michigan Ozone Study, but we wanted to give a short update on Midwestern air quality, as we had an ozone episode yesterday – and it will be continuing today in some locations (Saturday). Basically – air quality throughout the region will […]

Air Quality Update May 4

Posted on May 4th, 2017

  Air quality is good with some moderate pockets Thursday morning in Eastern Iowa.  Conditions should improve during the day as the winds pick up from the north.  

Air Quality Update May 2

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

Very clean conditions throughout the upper midwest today, both for ozone and particulate matter. We’re gearing up our measurements and our models for the Lake Michigan Ozone Study.  Doesn’t start for another 2 ½ weeks, but we did a mock flight planning exercise.  If we were going to fly atmospheric science aircraft tomorrow, we would […]

Air Quality Update Apr 27

Posted on April 27th, 2017

The air quality for today will be good in the Midwest due to rainy and windy weather.  Particle levels are expected to be good or moderate while ozone low.  Shown is a picture of one of the measurement sites for the upcoming Lake Michigan Ozone Study (LMOS2017).  Things are starting to come together!  

Air Quality Update Apr 26

Posted on April 26th, 2017

The air quality for today will be moderate for parts of the Midwest. A high pressure system and winds from the south-east will continue into the evening. The winds will shift to coming from the west bringing in some cleaner air for tomorrow. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high ozone event over Lake […]

Air Quality Update April 20

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Air quality will be good or moderate in the Midwest in the next few days. Today we are featuring imagery from the NASA GOES-R satellite — which is geostationary and is always viewing North America from 18,000 miles above the surface. Here is an animation assembled from images taken 5 minutes apart. The loop has […]

Air Quality Update April 18

Posted on April 18th, 2017

Air quality is and will continue to be good in the next couple of days in the majority parts of the Midwest. Come and join us at the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival this Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center, University of Dubuque in Dubuque. […]