Approaching dry days may boost production of ground-level smog
Longview — Ozone season officially begins each Memorial Day, but Northeast Texas is fast approaching the dog days of smog creation.
“My concern is, come about mid-August, we’re going to be in a world of hurt from the heat index, dryness and lack of winds,” Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said, describing the classic conditions for formation of ozone, or ground-level smog. “August is historically very, very hot, no wind and no rain. And those are the three main things when you’re trying to maintain attainment, when you’re on the bubble.”
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