Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Smog alert for Tristate might be extended

By Dan Klepal
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Heat and humidity will combine to cook the Tristate's air pollution again today, keeping in effect the smog alert that began Tuesday.

        Today's high temperature could reach into the 90s — a full 10 degrees higher than normal — with humidity peaking about 10 percent higher than usual.

        All of that, along with sparse cloud cover, could make it difficult for some people to breathe. Children, the elderly and anyone with respiratory illness need to be careful when exerting themselves outdoors during a smog alert.

        Sarah Brugger, spokeswoman for Hamilton County's Department of Environmental Services, said a decision will be made today on whether to extend the smog alert through the end of the week.

        “We're hoping (rain) will clear out the air,” Ms. Brugger said.

        That's unlikely to happen until late Thursday.

        Don Hughes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said the first rainfall relief will come late Thursday. That will help cool things off for the weekend, but probably not put a dent in the area's drought.

        Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County have rainfall amounts this year that are more than 4 inches below normal.

        “We've got a lot of catching up to do,” Mr. Hughes said.


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