Ontario’s Smog Advisory Partially Lifted June 29, 2012

A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southwestern Ontario
A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southwestern Ontario

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Effective immediately, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in Canada has lifted the Smog Advisory (June 28, 2012) for the following forecast regions because increasing wind speeds are allowing for good mixing and dispersion of pollutants, resulting in cleaner air:

  • Barrie-Orillia-Midland
  • Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin-Innisfil
  • Grey-Bruce
  • Halton-Peel
  • Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes
  • Waterloo-Wellington
  • York-Durham

However, a Smog Advisory remains in effect for:

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Smog Advisory is Partially Lifted for Parts of Ontario June 20, 2012

A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southern, and parts of central and eastern Ontario
A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southern, and parts of central and eastern Ontario

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Alert: Southern, Central & Parts of Northern and Eastern Ontario June 20, 2012.

Effective immediately, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in Canada has lifted the Smog Advisory (June 20, 2012) for the following forecast regions because increasing wind speeds ahead of a cold front are allowing for good mixing and dispersion of pollutants, resulting in cleaner air in the air quality forecast regions listed as follows:

  • Burk’s Falls-Bayfield Inlet
  • Elliot Lake-Ranger Lake
  • Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
  • Manitoulin-Northshore-Killarney
  • North Bay-West Nipissing
Smog Advisory is Partially Lifted for Parts of Ontario June 20, 2012
Smog Advisory is Partially Lifted for Parts of Ontario June 20, 2012

However, a Smog Advisory remains in effect for:

  • Bancroft-Bon Echo
  • Barrie-Orillia-Midland
  • Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland
  • Brockville-Leeds and Grenville
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin-Innisfil
  • Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand
  • Elgin
  • Grey-Bruce
  • Haliburton
  • Halton-Peel
  • Huron-Perth
  • Kingston-Prince Edward
  • London-Middlesex
  • Niagara
  • Oxford-Brant
  • Parry Sound-Muskoka-Huntsville
  • Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes
  • Sarnia-Lambton
  • Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
  • Stirling-Tweed-South Frontenac
  • Waterloo-Wellington
  • Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
  • York-Durham

Hot, sunny conditions, combined with a southwesterly flow of polluted air from the U.S. and local build-up of pollutants are resulting in elevated smog levels across southern, central, and parts of eastern Ontario.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

The details of the smog forecast for these affected regions are as follows:

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Smog Advisory Partially Lifted for Parts of Southwestern Ontario June 11, 2012

A smog advisory continues to be in effect for parts of southern and central Ontario.
A smog advisory continues to be in effect for parts of southern and central Ontario.

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Alert: Southern Ontario and Parts of Central Ontario June 9-10, 2012.

Effective immediately, the Ministry of the Environment has lifted its Smog Advisory for the following forecast regions:

  • Grey-Bruce
  • Huron-Perth
  • London-Middlesex
  • Sarnia-Lambton
  • Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

A Smog Advisory remains in effect for:

  • Barrie-Orillia-Midland
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin-Innisfil
  • Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand
  • Elgin
  • Halton-Peel
  • Niagara
  • Oxford-Brant
  • Parry Sound-Muskoka-Huntsville
  • Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
  • Waterloo-Wellington
  • York-Durham

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Smog Advisory Update: Partially Lifted for Northern Ontario May 21, 2012

A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southern, central, and eastern Ontario.
A smog advisory continues to be in effect for southern, central, and eastern Ontario.

This is an update to my previous blog Ontario’s Smog Advisory: Expanded to Include City of Ottawa & Vicinity May 20, 2012.

Effective immediately, the Ministry of the Environment has lifted its Smog Advisory for the following forecast regions of northern Ontario :

  • Elliot Lake-Ranger Lake
  • Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
  • Manitoulin-Northshore-Killarney
  • North Bay-West Nipissing
  • Sault Ste. Marie-Superior East

The following Air Quality Index (AQI) Categories are shown in this Air Quality Forecast map:

AQI Colour
16-31 Good Good
32-49 Moderate Moderate
50-99 Poor Poor

 However, a Smog Advisory remains in effect for:

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Ontario’s Smog Advisory: Expanded to Include City of Ottawa & Vicinity May 20, 2012

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012.

The existing Smog Advisory of  May 19, 2012, is now expanded to include the following additional forecast regions in Ontario, Canada:

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Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions for Saturday, May 19, 2012:

  • Algonquin
  • Bancroft – Bon Echo
  • Barrie – Orillia – Midland
  • Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland
  • Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin – Innisfil
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Elgin
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
  • Grey – Bruce
  • Haliburton
  • Halton – Peel
  • Huron – Perth
  • Kingston – Prince Edward
  • London – Middlesex
  • Manitoulin – Northshore – Killarney
  • Niagara
  • North Bay – West Nipissing
  • Oxford – Brant
  • Parry Sound – Muskoka – Huntsville
  • Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes
  • Sarnia – Lambton
  • Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac
  • Waterloo – Wellington
  • Windsor – Essex – Chatham – Kent
  • York – Durham
Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012
Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012

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Smog Advisory Lifted for the City of Hamilton October 12, 2011

Smog Advisory Lifted for the City of Hamilton October 12, 2011
Smog Advisory Lifted for the City of Hamilton October 12, 2011

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Advisory for the City of Hamilton October 11, 2011.

A smog advisory for the City of Hamilton is terminated today,October 12, 2011 by the Ministry of the Environment.

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