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air alert

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1. (Military) the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
2. (Military) a signal to prepare for this

air alert

See: airborne alert; air defense warning conditions; alert; ground alert.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air alert - the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attackair alert - the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
2.air alert - the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operationair alert - the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation; "aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert"
alert, qui vive - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
3.air alert - the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
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15) Excluding Los Angeles and Riverside-San Bernardino produces a perfect rank correlation among the high information areas between the number of predicted air alert days in the early 1990s and the magnitude of the estimated air quality effect.
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Twitter is one avenue by which we let the public know if a Spare the Air alert has been issued," says Kristine Roselius, BAAQMD's supervising public information officer.
This is the first stagnant air alert for Oregon in more than a year, said David Elson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
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