The SkyCast is the ozone forecast for the Kansas City region. Like a weather forecast, it tells you what conditions are most likely to be for the next day.
Meteorologists monitor a variety of conditions like temperature, cloud cover, wind speed and direction, ceiling height, and others to bring us the SkyCast. The SkyCast is issued each afternoon by 4 p.m.
The SkyCast colors let you know:
|SkyCast||Air Quality||Protect Your Health||AirQ Actions|
|Good||Healthy||No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.||Everyday actions|
|Moderate||Elevated Ozone Concentration||Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.||Everyday actions|
|Unhealthy for sensitive groups||Ozone Alert
|Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.||Ozone Alert actions|
|Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.||Ozone Alert actions|
Link to SkyCast: http://marc.org/Environment/Air-Quality