815  
AEUS73 KDLH 132053  
AQADLH  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN  
332 PM CDT WED SEP 13 2017  
 
MNZ038-150100-  
PINE-  
INCLUDING THE TRIBAL NATION OF MILLE LACS  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF HINCKLEY  
332 PM CDT WED SEP 13 2017  
 
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM THURSDAY THROUGH 8 PM  
THURSDAY...  
 
THE MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY  
ALERT FOR OZONE POLLUTION FOR MUCH OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA.  
 
TEMPERATURES NEAR 90 DEGREES, WILDFIRE SMOKE AND PLENTIFUL SUNSHINE  
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE ORANGE (UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS) AQI  
LEVELS. THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON AND  
EARLY EVENING ACROSS EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. OZONE VALUES SHOULD  
DECREASE BACK TO YELLOW (MODERATE) LEVELS AS THE SUN SETS THURSDAY  
EVENING. WILDFIRE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP FINE PARTICLE LEVELS  
ELEVATED IN THE YELLOW CATEGORY AFTER OZONE DECREASES.  
 
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 OR TEXT MESSAGE, VISIT HTTP://WWW.PCA.STATE.MN.US/AQI. YOU CAN  
FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH AND INDOOR AND OUTDOOR AIR  
QUALITY AT WWW.BEAIRAWAREMN.ORG.  
 

 
 
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