The Phillies Postpone Wednesday Night’s Game For Poor Air Quality
UPDATE: The Philadelphia Phillies and Major League Baseball have postponed Wednesday night's game. It was scheduled to start at 6:05 against the Detroit Tigers.
The game will be made up on Thursday afternoon at 4:35 pm, the league announced around 4:30 pm on Thursday. Both the Phillies and Tigers were both scheduled for an off day. The New York Yankees Game against the Chicago White Sox had also been postponed.
Of course, this is all related to the poor air quality plaguing our area. In fact, the smoky conditions are plaguing the entire northeast as a result of the Canadian wildfires. The smoke is being sent down to the northeast due to an aggressive wind pattern, according to 94.5 PST's Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
In fact, the air quality within the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs is the worst it has been since 2008 (via an EPA analysis reported by The Inquirer).
A code red air quality alert was issued in the city of Philadelphia, and the surrounding region. It means that outdoor activity should be avoided, the city says.
Forecasters do, however, warn that a plume of smoke is worsening as it works its way south on Wednesday afternoon.
The MLB allowed both teams to play on Tuesday evening, but both games had a smoky haze. Here's a look at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. It looks quite eery.
The forecast for the plumes of hazy smoke is expected to ease a little bit on Thursday as winds shift, Dan Zarrow tells us.