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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
738 PM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

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738 PM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Widespread smoke will reduce visibilities and air quality today
and this evening.

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

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.


Air Quality Alert

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Including the tribal nations of Mille Lacs, Prairie Island, and
Upper Sioux
Including the cities of Albert Lea, Alexandria, Apple
Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Burnsville,
Eagan, Eden Prairie, Farmington, Hastings, Mankato, Maple Grove,
Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Northfield, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey,
Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville, Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park,
St. Paul, Stillwater, Waconia, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury


* 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 Red or Unhealthy category.

* WHERE...Central and south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...Through 3 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Some members of the general public may experience health
  effects. Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease
  (including asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults,
  may experience health effects.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Northerly winds behind a cold front have
  brought smoke from wildfires located north of the Canadian border
  in Ontario and Manitoba into Minnesota. As of 8 a.m. Thursday
  morning, an area of heavy smoke extends across north central
  Minnesota, from the Canadian border to St. Cloud. This smoke will
  continue to move south today. Smoke will remain over the state
  into Friday. A brief period of very heavy smoke is expected to
  impact north central Minnesota this morning and south central
  Minnesota this afternoon. Overall today, fine particle levels are
  expected to reach the Red AQI category, a level considered
  unhealthy for everyone, across central and south central
  Minnesota. This area includes St Cloud, Mankato, the western half
  of the Twin Cities, and the tribal nations of Upper Sioux, and
  Mille Lacs. Fine particle levels are expected to be in the Orange
  AQI category, a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive
  groups, for the remainder of the alert area.


Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, and children and older adults, should avoid
prolonged or heavy exertion. The general public 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 You can
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