Minneapolis-St. Paul
 
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AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Good (0 - 50)
Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100)
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150)
Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200)
Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
 AQI:Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300)
Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.
AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) AQI: Hazardous (301 - 500)
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
55 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
50 
Good
Health Message: None
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5)
55 
Moderate
Particles (PM2.5)
50 
Good
Forecast Discussion: Today, light to moderate southeasterly winds will transport moisture and pollutants into Minneapolis-St. Paul, enhancing particle production. Therefore, AQI levels will be low-Moderate. Tomorrow, a low pressure system will move through Minnesota, enhancing vertical mixing in the atmosphere and generating moderate winds at the surface. These conditions will effectively disperse pollutants, lowering AQI levels to Good. Tuesday, light to moderate west-southwesterly winds will disperse pollutants and bring a clean air mass into the Twin Cities, yielding Good AQI levels. Wednesday, a low pressure system will move through Minnesota, enhancing mixing in the atmosphere, producing moderate west-northwesterly winds at the surface, and keeping AQI levels Good. Thursday, moderate northeasterly winds will develop ahead of the next low pressure system, effectively dispersing pollutants. As a result, AQI levels will remain Good. Friday, as the low pressure system moves through Iowa, moderate and occasionally gusty winds will continue to effectively disperse pollutants in Minneapolis-St. Paul, keeping AQI levels Good.

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 12:00 CST
43
Good
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone 32 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 43 Good

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