An Air Quality Health Advisory is in effect until Thursday, 6/8.
Smoke traveling south from the current wildfires along the Canadian border has significantly impacted air quality in NYC and the Northeast. As a result, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory citywide, which has been extended until 11:59 PM on Thursday, 6/8.
The latest smoke models show further deterioration into the early afternoon today, 6/7, through tomorrow morning, 6/8. Poor air quality may linger through the weekend as the air remains relatively stagnant. An approaching frontal complex may eventually shift winds to the west and southwest on Sunday, however a complete change in air mass does not occur until possibly Tuesday.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Emergency Management suggest the following tips to stay safe:
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