2023 Ozone Scorecard*
Updated through: March 27, 2023
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An Ozone Exceedance = 0.071 ppm or greater
The EPA Ozone Standard uses the Design Value: Although certainly concerning, exceedance days are not the same thing as ‘violating the ozone standard’. The standard uses the current 4th highest reading(daily 8-hr avg), averaged with the 4th highest readings from the two prior years. This 3-year average is called the Design Value. Each monitor’s readings and averages are calculated uniquely and whichever is the highest is the Ozone Design Value for the Tulsa area.
A Violation of the ozone standard = Design Value 0.071 ppm or greater.
Our 2023 Design Value is currently 0.063ppm determined by the NORTH monitor. This is calculated by averaging the monitor’s 2021 4th high value of 0.066, 2022 4th high of 0.075, and its 2023 current 4th highest reading of 0.048 (the standard does not round).
Does our 2021-2023 Design Value meet the EPA ozone standard? Yes.
*2023 data is preliminary and subject to change as a result of the ODEQ/EPA verification process
Tulsa Area Ozone Alert! Days (2000 – present)
|Year||May||June||July||August||September||October||TOTAL Alert! Days|
|2022||22nd, 29th||11th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st||7|
|2021||15th, 16th, 17th||3|
|2018||9th, 10th, 17th||19th, 20th, 25th||1st, 2nd, 10th||9|
|2012||18th||25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th||10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 21st, 22nd, 28th||2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th||4th, 5th||21|
|2011||3rd, 15th , 24th, 28th||2nd , 6th , 8th, 9th, 15th, 29th||3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th||1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th||25|
|2010||28th||12th, 19th, 23rd , 28th||5|
|2009||24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th||1st, 7th, 11th, 16th||13th, 25th||11|
|2008||18th, 28th, 31st||1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 26th||8|
|2007||2nd, 3rd, 14th, 15th, 16th||5|
|2006||25th||12th, 15th, 29th, 30th||1st, 2nd, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st||24th||12|
|2005||21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th||30th||1st, 2nd, 4th, 10th||3rd, 4th, 5th||13|
|2004||15th, 21st, 22nd||3|
|2003||2nd, 3rd, 30th||6th, 7th, 23rd, 26th, 27th||8|
|2002||24th, 25th||9th, 10th, 25th||6th, 9th, 31st||8|
|2001||26th||11th, 25th||3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th||14th||8|
|2000||17th||1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th||2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th||15|