Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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AQAARX

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
528 AM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

WIZ017-029-032>034-041>044-053>055-061-072300-
TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-
ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDFORD...NEILLSVILLE...
BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA/TOMAH...MAUSTON...VIROQUA...
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...PLATTEVILLE
528 AM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...SPECIAL AIR QUALITY NOTICE FOR PARTS OF WISCONSIN...

THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL
AIR QUALITY NOTICE FOR PARTS OF WISCONSIN.

THE WILDFIRE SMOKE THAT HAS BEEN OVER WISCONSIN FOR SEVERAL DAYS
IS NOW BEING BROUGHT DOWN TO THE SURFACE.

A COLD FRONT HAS PASSED THROUGH THE STATE DURING THE LATE NIGHT
HOURS OF MONDAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING. TYPICALLY...THE AIR BEHIND
A COLD FRONT IS DESCENDING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE. THIS DESCENDING
MOTION IS WHAT IS BRINGING THE WILDFIRE SMOKE TO GROUND LEVEL.

THE PM2.5 AIR QUALITY HAS REACHED THE UNHEALTHY LEVEL FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS /ORANGE CATEGORY/ AT SEVERAL MONITORING SITES
ACROSS NORTHERN AND WEST-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. THE SENSITIVE GROUPS
CATEGORY INCLUDES CHILDREN...ELDERLY PEOPLE...INDIVIDUALS WITH
RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC PROBLEMS...OR ANYONE ENGAGED IN STRENUOUS
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME.

THE WIDTH AND DENSITY OF THE SMOKE PLUME WILL VARY AT ANY
GIVEN LOCATION. THE FORECAST IS FOR THE SMOKE TO MOVE
SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE THIS MORNING.

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON AIR QUALITY READINGS PLEASE CALL
THE DAILY AIR HOTLINE AT 1-866-DAILYAIR...1-866-324-5924.


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