Pittsylvania Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Record Report
Statement as of 5:23 am EDT on April 26, 2015

... Record low maximum temperature set at Danville VA... Blacksburg
VA and Lewisburg, WV...

The high temperature at Danville VA yesterday was 52 degrees... which
is a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for April 25.
The old record was 53 degrees set in 1995. Official records at
Danville VA date back to 1948.

The high temperature at Blacksburg VA yesterday was 46 degrees... which
is a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for April 25.
The old record was 48 degrees set in 1974. Official records at
Blacksburg VA date back to 1952.

The high temperature at Lewisburg, WV yesterday was 44 degrees... which
is a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for April 25.
The old record was 46 degrees set in 2000. Official records at
Lewisburg WV date back to 1973 for temperatures.


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:00 am EDT on April 27, 2015

... This is air quality awareness week...

This week Marks the beginning of ozone season for many areas in the
United States.

Each day of air quality awareness week will feature a unique topic relevant
to education and preparedness.

Today we highlight two types of air pollution: ozone and particle
pollution... these are two common pollutants found in many parts of
the country.

Ozone is a colorless odorless gas. It is the same gas that is found
in the ozone layer... high in the earth's stratosphere... where it
protects US from the sun's ultraviolet energy. But at ground level
where we live... ozone pollution is unhealthy to breathe. Particle
pollution... or airborne particle pollution... consists of microscopic
particles in the air. Depending on where you live... it can be a
problem in the winter and/or Summer. Like ozone... particle pollution
is not healthy to breathe. The particles also contribute to haze
which blurs The View in many cities and National Parks.

Tomorrow we will learn how these pollutants form and create poor air
quality conditions.

For more information on air quality awareness week... visit US
on the world wide web at www.Airquality.NOAA.Gov.