329  
AEUS73 KMPX 152013  
AQAMPX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
255 PM CDT FRI SEP 15 2017  
 
MNZ078-085-093-160100-  
FREEBORN-GOODHUE-STEELE-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF ALBERT LEA  
255 PM CDT FRI SEP 15 2017  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM TODAY
 
 
THE MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY HAS ISSUED AN AIR  
QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE POLLUTION FOR SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA.  
THE AQI IS EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE ORANGE (UNHEALTHY FOR  
SENSITIVE GROUPS) CATEGORY FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO  
UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES, AND  
HIGH OZONE LEVELS MOVING IN FROM THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL  
US. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE AROUND SUNSET AS  
OZONE LEVELS DECLINE.  
 
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  
HTTPS://WWW.PCA.STATE.MN.US/AIR/CURRENT-AIR-QUALITY.  
 
YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH AND INDOOR  
AND OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY AT WWW.BEAIRAWAREMN.ORG.  
 
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