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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 11:42 AM CDT Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect through 9 am Tuesday...

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

A narrow but thick band of wildfire smoke originating from British
Columbia is currently over central and northeast Minnesota this
morning. Air pollution monitors show fine particulates greater than
an air quality index (aqi) value of 101 (orange) in this area. This
plume of smoke is expected to move south Tuesday and persist into
the overnight. During this time, fine particle pollution is expected
to remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Conditions will begin to improve overnight from
north to south as the smoke plume begins to exit the region. The
smoke is expected to exit the state completely by 9 a.M. Tuesday.

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,
visit https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality.


1142 am CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

... Air quality alert in effect through 9 am Tuesday...

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

A narrow but thick band of wildfire smoke originating from British
Columbia is currently over central and northeast Minnesota this
morning. Air pollution monitors show fine particulates greater than
an air quality index (aqi) value of 101 (orange) in this area. This
plume of smoke is expected to move south Tuesday and persist into
the overnight. During this time, fine particle pollution is expected
to remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Conditions will begin to improve overnight from
north to south as the smoke plume begins to exit the region. The
smoke is expected to exit the state completely by 9 a.M. Tuesday.

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,
visit https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality.