Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

21 August, 2018, 18:52 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

Two women's college soccer matches scheduled at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Eastern Washington University in Cheney were canceled Sunday because of the poor air quality, university officials said.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state.

The system even allows you to check on individual components of the air quality index such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particle pollution which is what is found in wildfire smoke.

- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for northeast, central and southwest Minnesota due to a narrow, but thick band of smoke from wildfires in British Columbia, Canada.

Many monitoring stations in B.C. are reporting AQHI health risk levels in the high to very high range, with some modest improvement expected in the next few days over the interior, but worse conditions along the coast as winds shift. That's almost double the number of smoke-related alerts issued by the agency from 2008 to 2015, the seven previous years.

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Seattle's Space Needle was swathed in haze on Monday, and it was impossible to see nearby mountains. Residents in Portland, Ore., who were up early saw a blood-red sun shrouded in smoke and huffed their way through another day of polluted air.

It's the second summer in a row when air quality has been affected in wildfires.

All athletic practices for Tacoma Public Schools have been moved indoors, a district spokesman said.

There have been more than 1,122 wildfires on 295,734 acres of state land this year.

Environment Canada warns that the poor air can cause coughing, headaches, shortness of breath and throat irritation, specifically in seniors, children and anyone with cardiovascular or lung diseases.



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