Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

Hazy Skies

The advisory runs through 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

There should be "some" improvement to our air quality by late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Wildfire Service said the smoke in the Kamloops Fire Centre made it hard to see new fires on the weekend and limited its use of aircraft to fight the blazes.

A look at Metro Vancouver's Air Map also provides a closer, more in-depth glimpse at the air quality health index (AQHI) around specific areas of the region. Those groups are advised to avoid strenuous exercise, and avoid being outdoors at all if possible.

Air quality in Vancouver was expected to worsen significantly as the day went on.

Thick smoke in Denver blocked the view of some of Colorado's famous mountains and prompted an air quality health advisory for the northeastern quarter of the state.

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For now, Missoula could really use some upper level winds coming from the cleaner air of the east.That should drive out some of the smoke and bring Missoula County back to a healthy level.

Hayden said to deal with the poor air, he drinks lots of water and wears a mask. "What we've seen are a significant number of forest fires over the last few summers", Brown said. "That is not typical for wildfire season".

For those wanting a break from the smoke, Saxton said indoor spaces with air conditioning tend to have the cleanest air. "It's substantial. Air quality definitely has an impact on public health".

Many people in the greater Seattle area reported light ash falling on their cars Monday before the evening commute. People with chronic sinus issues, chronic lung issues, and asthma may experience symptoms as well due to small particulate matter in the air.

Satellite images show strong northeast winds carried smoke across the Cascades from fires burning in Eastern Washington on Monday afternoon.

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