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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
414 AM CDT Thu Aug 5 2021

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414 AM CDT Thu Aug 5 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and
southern Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

A few thunderstorms will be possible today across MN and WI. An
isolated severe thunderstorm is possible, particularly in the
afternoon and evening across south and central Minnesota. The
main threats are damaging winds and hail.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

There will be periodic thunderstorm chances from Friday evening
through Sunday evening. At this time, severe weather is not
expected Friday but a few severe thunderstorms could be possible
on Saturday.


SKYWARN spotter activation may be needed this evening.


Air Quality Alert

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Including the tribal nation of Mille Lacs
Including the city of Alexandria
858 AM CDT Thu Aug 5 2021


WHAT...The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air
Quality Alert for fine particle pollution. The Air Quality Index
(AQI) is expected to reach the Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive
Groups category.

WHERE...Central Minnesota.

WHEN...From 10 AM CDT Thursday through 9 PM CDT Friday.

IMPACTS...Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease
(including asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults,
may experience health effects.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A cold front will push across northwestern
Minnesota Thursday. Behind this cold front northwestern winds will
transport smoke from fires burning in southern Canada south
across northern Minnesota. Fine particle levels are expected to
reach the Orange AQI category, a level that is considered
unhealthy for sensitive groups, for central Minnesota today. This
area includes Alexandria, St. Cloud, and the tribal nation of
Mille Lacs.


Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, should
limit prolonged or heavy 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
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