For Weathercasters

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Ozone and particle pollution are often found at unhealthy levels in many parts of the U.S. Because of the link between weather and air pollution, weathercasters play an important role in raising air quality awareness. By providing Air Quality Index (AQI) current conditions and forecasts during your weathercast, you can help millions of people protect their health.

  • Register in AirNow Tech to customize AirNow data for your own systems. A password-protected user account allows access to multiple GIS functions, forecast and observed AQI maps for ozone and particles (2.5), data queries, and more.
  • AirNow API allows you to download air quality data in real time, including web services, data feeds, and other file products. AirNow Tech users can use their existing login information.

AQI Educational Toolkit for Weathercasters

Endorsed by:

American Meteorological Society National Weather Association

The Air Quality Index Educational Toolkit was designed for weathercasters who make educational presentations to schools and civic groups. It includes:

  • Presentations for grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and civic groups (long and short versions)

  • Bullet points with key air quality messages

  • Short, age-appropriate handouts

  • Additional resources, including fact sheets, optional activities, and materials to leave with teachers

To request hard copies of the toolkit contact us.

AQI Toolkit for Weathercasters (PDF, 254 pp., 8.74MB)


PowerPoint Presentations