Update: Advisory Discontinued; Air Quality in Youngstown Is ‘Good’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just in time for the weekend ahead of the July Fourth holiday, the air quality in the Youngstown area is “good.”

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Friday discontinued its statewide Air Quality Advisory due to improved air quality conditions in many areas of the state.

The Ohio EPA issued an advisory Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires continued to adversely affect air quality. The U.S. Air Quality Index rated the air quality in several parts of the state, including the Youngstown area, as “very unhealthy” Wednesday morning. By early afternoon, the area’s air quality was updated to “unhealthy,” where it remained throughout Thursday.

The air quality in many areas of the state was deemed “moderate” or “good” Friday morning, but it remained “unhealthy” in eastern parts of the state, including the Youngstown area. But by Friday afternoon, those areas were also elevated to “moderate” or “good,” according to the U.S. Air Quality Index.

The Ohio EPA said in a news release that particulate levels may remain elevated in isolated areas into the weekend.

Real-time air quality can be viewed HERE.

Air quality map from airnow.gov.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.