Ozone Alert Issued for this Weekend

Even though the snow is melting, the Uintah Basin is not out of the woods when it comes to high ozone. Director of the USU Bingham Research Center Dr. Seth Lyman announced Thursday that there is a reasonable likelihood that the Uinta Basin will exceed the EPA standard over the weekend and possibly into next week. “Inversion conditions will likely start building tomorrow,” shares Dr. Lyman. “Please take actions that will reduce ozone-forming emissions...The snow is melting out, and many of the washes and gullies are filled with rivers of meltwater, but there is enough snow left that we expect high ozone will occur.” Since we do have less snow, the inversion is expected to be weaker and the ozone levels will not be as high as in the past. Real time air quality data can be viewed at ubair.usu.edu.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.