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Racine County Under Ozone Alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 18.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, […]

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Air Quality Alert, Thunderstorm Watch Issued

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Thursday afternoon issued an orange ozone alert and the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight Thursday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move into southeast Wisconsin with damaging winds being the biggest concern. Heavy rainfall is possible and could flood some streets. Here’s […]

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Racine County Under Ozone Alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sunday afternoon issued an ozone alert that runs from 3:30 p.m. until midnight Sunday. Temperatures hovered in the mid- to high 80s with windy conditions which caused the Air Quality Index to jump and triggered the alert. Here’s how the AQI works, according to the DNR website: “Think of the […]