Our enjoyment of beach outings, picnics, or time outside often rises or falls depending on environmental conditions from pollution to excessive heat. Before you head out, you can check on relevant conditions at these websites. Stay safe and have fun out there this summer!
Public beach closures: Beachguard
Great Lakes Surface Water Temperatures: NOAA Coastwatch
UV Index: Weather Online
Air Quality: AirNow
Wind Speed and Direction: Windy.com
Fish Consumption Advisories and Guidance on How to Reduce Exposure to Contaminants in Fish: Department of Health and Human Services
And if you’re interested in seeing the latest data and trends on the detection of Covid-19 in wastewater (an indicator of future trends), click here.