...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN RALEIGH NC
HAS ISSUED A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR GROUND LEVEL
OZONE FOR THE CHARLOTTE AREA, FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY
STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE NORTH
CAROLINA DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY WEB SITE AT
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN CABARRUS...
SOUTHEASTERN IREDELL...NORTH CENTRAL MECKLENBURG AND SOUTHWESTERN
ROWAN COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT...
AT 452 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTH OF KANNAPOLIS TO 3 MILES NORTH OF
HUNTERSVILLE, AND MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.
LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HUNTERSVILLE, KANNAPOLIS, CORNELIUS, DAVIDSON, CHINA GROVE, LANDIS,
ENOCHVILLE, CODDLE CREEK RESERVOIR AND RAMSEY CREEK PARK.
WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
GUSTY WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN TREES THAT ARE DEAD, OR THAT HAVE WEAKENED
ROOT SYSTEMS. OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND SIMILAR ITEMS CAN BE TOSSED
AROUND IF NOT ANCHORED. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS.
It turned from day to night as graduates from Mitchell Community College were recognized during commencement Friday evening. The front of Mitchell’s campus, affectionately known as “The Circle,” was flooded with families, friends and students eager to receive that hallowed piece of paper.