Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow,
Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye,
Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, and Seabrook
1040 AM EDT Mon Aug 6 2018
...Air quality alert is in effect from 11 AM Monday until 11 PM
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued
an air quality action day for the following counties...
Coastal Rockingham...Interior Rockingham.
NH Department of Environmental Services forecasts unhealthy
concentrations of ground-level ozone (the main component of smog)
for sensitive individuals in the above-mentioned regions. In
addition, moderate levels of fine particle pollution are expected
statewide during this event. The predicted unhealthy air quality
comes from the persistence of high temperatures under sunny skies
and winds transporting pollution into New Hampshire from surrounding
areas in combination with local emissions. These air quality
conditions may continue throughout the heatwave until cooler weather
and cleaner air move into the state late Wednesday.
Symptoms of ozone exposure include coughing, wheezing, chest
tightness or pain when inhaling deeply, and shortness of breath.
For air quality forecasts and current air pollution levels in New
Hampshire, call 1-800-935-SMOG or visit the NHDES website at