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Northern Cook/Northern Lake, Southern Cook/North Shore, Cook County

Air Quality Alert issued August 03 at 2:32PM CDT by NWS Duluth
Issued: Tuesday, Aug 03 at 02:30 pm
Expires: Wednesday, Aug 04 at 09:00 pm

...AIR QUALITY ALERT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air
Quality Alert for fine particle pollution. The Air Quality Index
(AQI) is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive
Groups category.
* WHERE...North-central and northeastern Minnesota.
* WHEN...Through 9 PM CDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease
(including asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, may
experience health effects.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS..Fine particle levels are expected to reach the
Red AQI category, a level considered unhealthy for everyone, across
far northern Minnesota today. This area includes International Falls,
Grand Portage, Grand Marais, and the tribal nations of Grand Portage.
Fine particle levels are expected to reach the Orange AQI category, a
level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, for north
central, northeast, and northwest Minnesota today. This area includes
Duluth, Ely, Two Harbors, Brainerd, Hinckley, and the tribal nations
of Leech Lake, Fond du Lac, Upper Sioux, and Red Lake.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, should limit
prolonged or heavy 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. You can find
additional information about health and air quality at
https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/why-you-should-care-air-quality-and-
health.