Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
636 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014-023-024-292000-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-Polk-St. Croix-Pierce-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls,
Princeton, Mora, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Sauk Rapids,
Elk River, Cambridge, Center City, Madison, Benson, Montevideo,
Willmar, Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul,
Stillwater, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord,
Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, Shakopee, Hastings, Redwood Falls,
New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, St James,
Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, Albert Lea,
Osceola, Hudson, and River Falls
636 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

...THICK SMOKE PASSING THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND THIS EVENING...

Smoke from wildfires in Canada has drifted south overnight behind
a cold front. Visibilities have fallen to between 2 to 4 miles
across parts of central Minnesota, but could be reduced to a mile
or less at times. Visibilities will deteriorate across southern
Minnesota by this afternoon as the smoke continues to drift
south. Conditions will improve from north to south this evening.

In addition to visibility reductions, very poor air quality is
expected. People more likely to be affected by poor air quality
include those who have asthma or other breathing conditions,
people with heart disease or high blood pressure, children and
older adults, and all who are engaged in extended or heavy
physical activity outdoors. Stay indoors and limit the amount of
outside air allowed in.

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Borghoff


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