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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
232 PM CDT Sun Jun 4 2023

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232 PM CDT Sun Jun 4 2023

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Minnesota...east central Minnesota...south central Minnesota...
southeast Minnesota...northwest Wisconsin and west central

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected again this afternoon from
west central down into south central Minnesota. Severe weather is
not anticipated at this time. The main impacts will be heavy rain
and lightning.

Air quality is in the unhealthy category for sensitive individuals
through Monday morning due to ozone and smoke.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Afternoon and evening thunderstorm chances will continue through
Wednesday and return on Friday. The risk for severe weather is
but locally heavy rain is possible.


SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.


Air Quality Alert

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Including the tribal nations of Mille Lacs and Prairie Island
Including the cities of Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington,
Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Burnsville, Eagan, Eden Prairie,
Farmington, Hastings, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka,
Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville,
Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Stillwater,
Waconia, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury
1144 AM CDT Sun Jun 4 2023


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...Through 9 AM CDT Monday.

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

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This alert is for a combination of smoke and
ozone. A band of smoke from wildfires in Quebec is currently
moving west across the Great Lakes and Wisconsin. Smoke will cross
into eastern Minnesota late Sunday morning. The smoke may make it
as far west as Rochester and St Cloud. Air quality should improve
across east central and southeastern Minnesota tomorrow morning.
Some smoke may linger across southeast Minnesota through Monday.
In addition, sunny skies, light winds, and warm temperatures will
allow ozone to form from the Twin Cities to St Cloud.


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

Reduce or eliminate activities that contribute to air pollution,
such as outdoor burning, and use of residential wood burning
devices. Reduce vehicle trips and vehicle idling as much as

Keep windows closed overnight to prevent smoke from getting


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 EPA AirNow
mobile app, visit
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