161  
AEUS73 KDLH 112345  
AQADLH  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN  
645 PM CDT SAT AUG 11 2018  
 
MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-121700-  
KOOCHICHING-NORTH ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-NORTH ITASCA-  
CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/NORTH SHORE-  
SOUTHERN COOK/NORTH SHORE-NORTH CASS-SOUTH ITASCA-SOUTH CASS-  
CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTH AITKIN-CARLTON/SOUTH ST. LOUIS-PINE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS, ELY, ISABELLA, BIGFORK,  
HIBBING, TWO HARBORS, SILVER BAY, GRAND MARAIS, WALKER,  
GRAND RAPIDS, PINE RIVER, BRAINERD, HILL CITY, AITKIN, DULUTH,  
PINE CITY, AND HINCKLEY  
645 PM CDT SAT AUG 11 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 ALL OF MINNESOTA.  
 
SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES IN WESTERN CANADA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT  
MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AIR QUALITY INDICES (AQIS) IN  
THE ORANGE CATEGORY ARE AFFECTING NORTHERN MINNESOTA, MAKING AIR  
QUALITY UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS. PERIODS OF SMOKE AND ORANGE  
AQIS WILL LINGER OVER THE STATE TONIGHT BEFORE A SOUTH WIND BRINGS  
IN CLEANER AIR BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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