Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Air Quality Alert Message
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Relayed by National Weather Service La Crosse WI
345 PM CDT Thu Sep 14 2017

Including the cities of Rochester and Winona
212 AM CDT Fri Sep 15 2017

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 12 pm through 8 pm Today...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for ozone pollution for southeast Minnesota.

The AQI is expected to become unhealthy for sensitive groups (orange
category) in southeast Minnesota this afternoon and evening.  This
includes people with lung disease (including asthma), older adults,
and children. This is being caused by unseasonably warm
temperatures, mostly sunny skies, and high ozone levels moving in
from the southern and central US.

AQI levels should start out in the yellow (moderate) category this
morning, before climbing into the orange category during the
afternoon and evening. Conditions are expected to improve around
sunset tonight 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), 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
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