North Twin Cities Metro
 
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The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
 
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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Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 4:00 CST
51
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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 18 Good
Particles (PM10) 11 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 51 Moderate
Air Quality Forecast
Today Tomorrow
Air Quality Index (AQI)
55
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Good Good
Health Message: None
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5)
55
Moderate
Particles (PM2.5)
Good
Good
Forecast Discussion: Thu, Feb 20, 2020: High pressure located over the upper Midwest will move to our south and east during tonight and Friday. Winds have turned out of the southwest and warmer air will work into the area. Smoke that had worked into the Twin Cities Metro last night has cleared, and the only area of concern is locations near and northeast of Becker. Friday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the 30s and a gusty southwest breeze. Air quality in most of the state will be Green, with Yellow AQIs in the Metro. Smoke from the Northern Metals fire in Becker will blow generally towards the northeast, affecting the town of Becker and portions of Sherburne, Isanti, and Mille Lacs counties. If you smell smoke consider limiting prolonged time outdoors. We will continue to enjoy a warm Pacific air mass over the weekend. Saturday will be much like Friday, sunny and mild with south/southwest winds. AQIs will hold steady, mostly at Green with Yellow possible in the Metro. A weak cold will push through on Sunday which will turn winds out of the northwest but mild temperatures will hold on for another day. Cooler air arrives early next week and a low pressure system may track to our southeast and bring some precipitation mainly south of the Metro. Air quality is expected to be Good/Green on Sunday and beyond, depending on the status of the Northern Metals fire in Becker.
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