May 30, 2023
NEW JERSEY — An air quality alert has been issued for most of New Jersey due to smoke drifting from wildfires in Nova Scotia.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Wednesday for the following areas in New Jersey: Middlesex County, Mercer County, Southwestern New Jersey, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Southeastern Burlington County, Salem County, Cumberland County, North Central New Jersey, Atlantic County, Cape May County, Sussex County, Warren County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Essex County, Union County
A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.
A haze was visible with a slight smell of smoke this evening. The smoke made the sun appear more orange/red at sunset as seen from the Union Transportation Trail in Upper Freehold Township, NJ