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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 12:33 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
 
... Air quality alert in effect from 1 PM today through 9 am
Saturday...

the Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for western portions of northern
and central Minnesota.

Air pollution monitors in northern Minnesota are showing a rapid rise
in fine particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi)
value of 100, along with weather observations showing visibilities
dropping to 1-5 miles due to smoke. The smoke plume that traveled
southward from southwest Ontario, Canada will continue to move
south/southwest across the remainder of the alert area. The smoke
arrives this afternoon into early evening from Bemidji to Moorhead,
and during the late evening and overnight from Alexandria to Saint
Cloud. Smoky conditions could last 6-8 hours at any location. Smoke
will begin decreasing from north to south with northern portions of
the alert area clearing Friday evening and southern portions clearing
out Saturday morning.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged 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
https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality. You can find
additional information about health and indoor and outdoor air
quality at www.Beairawaremn.Org.


1233 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 1 PM today through 9 am
Saturday...

the Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for western portions of northern
and central Minnesota.

Air pollution monitors in northern Minnesota are showing a rapid rise
in fine particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi)
value of 100, along with weather observations showing visibilities
dropping to 1-5 miles due to smoke. The smoke plume that traveled
southward from southwest Ontario, Canada will continue to move
south/southwest across the remainder of the alert area. The smoke
arrives this afternoon into early evening from Bemidji to Moorhead,
and during the late evening and overnight from Alexandria to Saint
Cloud. Smoky conditions could last 6-8 hours at any location. Smoke
will begin decreasing from north to south with northern portions of
the alert area clearing Friday evening and southern portions clearing
out Saturday morning.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged 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
https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality. You can find
additional information about health and indoor and outdoor air
quality at www.Beairawaremn.Org.



1233 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 1 PM today through 9 am
Saturday...

the Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for western portions of northern
and central Minnesota.

Air pollution monitors in northern Minnesota are showing a rapid rise
in fine particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi)
value of 100, along with weather observations showing visibilities
dropping to 1-5 miles due to smoke. The smoke plume that traveled
southward from southwest Ontario, Canada will continue to move
south/southwest across the remainder of the alert area. The smoke
arrives this afternoon into early evening from Bemidji to Moorhead,
and during the late evening and overnight from Alexandria to Saint
Cloud. Smoky conditions could last 6-8 hours at any location. Smoke
will begin decreasing from north to south with northern portions of
the alert area clearing Friday evening and southern portions clearing
out Saturday morning.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged 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
https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality. You can find
additional information about health and indoor and outdoor air
quality at www.Beairawaremn.Org.



1233 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 1 PM today through 9 am
Saturday...

the Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for western portions of northern
and central Minnesota.

Air pollution monitors in northern Minnesota are showing a rapid rise
in fine particles with values exceeding an air quality index (aqi)
value of 100, along with weather observations showing visibilities
dropping to 1-5 miles due to smoke. The smoke plume that traveled
southward from southwest Ontario, Canada will continue to move
south/southwest across the remainder of the alert area. The smoke
arrives this afternoon into early evening from Bemidji to Moorhead,
and during the late evening and overnight from Alexandria to Saint
Cloud. Smoky conditions could last 6-8 hours at any location. Smoke
will begin decreasing from north to south with northern portions of
the alert area clearing Friday evening and southern portions clearing
out Saturday morning.

An air quality alert is issued when the aqi is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged 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
https://www.Pca.State.MN.US/air/current-air-quality. You can find
additional information about health and indoor and outdoor air
quality at www.Beairawaremn.Org.


Public Information Statement
Issued: 2:43 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Rainfall reports July 19-20, 2018...

The following are rainfall reports received from
observers and/or automated weather stations. Reports
from unofficial rain gages suggest a few areas received
up to 5 inches of rainfall.

Location amount
Campbell MN 3.07 in
Campbell MN 4 W 2.47 in
Pelican Rapids MN 1.4 W 2.43 in
Rothsay 2.21 in
Sabin MN 2.19 in
Hoffman MN 4.0 WSW 2.13 in
Abercrombie ND 0.2 NW 2.12 in
New York Mills MN 1.95 in
Wolverton MN 1.1 ENE 1.95 in
Lake Park MN 6.0 S 1.82 in
Wahpeton ND 1.0 SSE 1.81 in
Fergus Falls MN (pwlc) 1.80 in
Pelican Rapids MN 6.3 NNW 1.78 in
Fergus Falls MN 0.5 N 1.73 in
Breckenridge MN 1.70 in
Hoffman MN 2.2 NNW 1.67 in
Sebeka 1.66 in
Lidgerwood ND 1.63 in
Fargo ND 4.3 S 1.56 in
Fergus Falls MN 5.7 E 1.56 in
Badoura MN (dnr) 1.55 in
Richville MN 5.8 SSW 1.52 in
Fergus Falls MN 3 W 1.50 in
Glyndon MN 2 NW 1.48 in
Ottertail MN 1.45 in
Cavalier ND 7.9 WNW 1.43 in
Dilworth MN 0.8 WNW 1.42 in
McLeod ND 3 E 1.38 in
Fargo ND 3.4 SSE 1.36 in
Elizabeth MN 6 E 1.26 in
Havana 1.24 in
Moorhead MN 1 NNE 1.17 in
Battle Lake MN 2.0 S 1.15 in
Clitherall MN 1.1 WSW 1.14 in
Detroit Lakes MN (dnr) 1.13 in
Deer Creek MN 2.0 WSW 1.12 in
Horace 2 NNE 1.10 in
Huntersville MN 3 WNW 1.08 in
Langdon ND 1.05 in
Felton MN 6 ENE 1.03 in
Glyndon MN 2 N 1.03 in
Cavalier ND 7 NW 0.94 in
Fargo ND 2.1 N 0.94 in
McLeod ND 3 N (usfw) 0.93 in
Lake Itasca MN 4 NNW 0.93 in
Fargo ND 3.6 NNE 0.77 in
Frazee MN 2 E 0.73 in
Park Rapids MN 0.71 in
Fargo ND 0.68 in
Harwood 1 NW 0.61 in
Valley City ND 8 NW 0.57 in
Itasca MN (dnr) 0.55 in
Starkweather ND 0.52 in
Wadena MN 13 E 0.52 in


Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.