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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 9:00 AM CDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect until noon CDT Sunday...

The Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for north central and northeastern
Minnesota.

A large area of Canadian wildfire smoke will continue to affect
northern Minnesota. Air pollution monitors have shown a rise in fine
particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi) value of
100 in spots. The smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia and
Alberta and from wildfires north of Kenora in western Ontario.
Periods of smoke are expected to persist in this area through Sunday
morning. During this time, fine particle pollution is expected to
remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy for
sensitive groups. By Saturday afternoon winds will begin to decrease
the transport of smoke into the affected region.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who
are active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.


For information on current air quality conditions in your area and
to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications
by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota air Mobile app,

900 am CDT Sat Aug 18 2018

... Air quality alert in effect until noon CDT Sunday...

The Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for north central and northeastern
Minnesota.

A large area of Canadian wildfire smoke will continue to affect
northern Minnesota. Air pollution monitors have shown a rise in fine
particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi) value of
100 in spots. The smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia and
Alberta and from wildfires north of Kenora in western Ontario.
Periods of smoke are expected to persist in this area through Sunday
morning. During this time, fine particle pollution is expected to
remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy for
sensitive groups. By Saturday afternoon winds will begin to decrease
the transport of smoke into the affected region.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who
are active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.


For information on current air quality conditions in your area and
to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications