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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 12:03 PM CDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect from 8 PM tonight through 12 PM
Sunday...

The Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for central and south central
Minnesota.

Canadian wildfire smoke originating from British Columbia, Alberta,
and western Ontario will continue to affect Minnesota Friday
afternoon and evening as it moves from north to south across the
state. Air pollution monitors show a rapid rise in fine particles
with values approaching an air quality index (aqi) value of 101
(orange) in northern Minnesota. This plume of smoke over northern
Minnesota is expected to move south during the day. Waves of smoke
will move over the state with air quality beginning to be impacted
in the St. Cloud to Twin Cities area by Saturday morning and Mankato
by the afternoon hours. Periods of smoke are expected to persist in
this area through Sunday morning. During this time, fine particle
pollution is expected to remain at, or above, a level that is
considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Sunday afternoon winds
will switch to the south improving air quality conditions.

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.


1203 PM CDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 8 PM tonight through 12 PM
Sunday...

The Minnesota pollution control agency has issued an air quality
alert for fine particle pollution for central and south central
Minnesota.

Canadian wildfire smoke originating from British Columbia, Alberta,
and western Ontario will continue to affect Minnesota Friday
afternoon and evening as it moves from north to south across the
state. Air pollution monitors show a rapid rise in fine particles
with values approaching an air quality index (aqi) value of 101
(orange) in northern Minnesota. This plume of smoke over northern
Minnesota is expected to move south during the day. Waves of smoke
will move over the state with air quality beginning to be impacted
in the St. Cloud to Twin Cities area by Saturday morning and Mankato
by the afternoon hours. Periods of smoke are expected to persist in
this area through Sunday morning. During this time, fine particle
pollution is expected to remain at, or above, a level that is
considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. By Sunday afternoon winds
will switch to the south improving air quality conditions.

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.



Public Information Statement
Issued: 7:39 AM CDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... 48-hour rainfall totals...

Location amount time/date provider
Morristown 3.24 in 0723 am 08/17 cwop
Morristown 2.60 in 0730 am 08/17 GOES
Lake St. Croix Beach 2.58 in 0730 am 08/17 cwop
St. Clair 2.30 in 0645 am 08/17 hads
Northfield 2wnw 2.29 in 0700 am 08/17 cwop
Winnebago 1.87 in 0545 am 08/17 GOES
Faribault 1.66 in 0727 am 08/17 cwop
Rapidan 1.53 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Cottage Grove 1ese 1.44 in 0716 am 08/17 cwop
Hastings 1wsw 1.40 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Northfield 1.39 in 0630 am 08/17 ucoop
Eau Claire ap 1.30 in 0656 am 08/17 ASOS
Sterling Center 1.24 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Faribault 1ssw 1.12 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Montgomery 3ene 1.08 in 0520 am 08/17 cocorahs
Fairmont ap 1.03 in 0656 am 08/17 AWOS
Owatonna 0.92 in 0630 am 08/17 cocorahs
Canby ap 0.89 in 0655 am 08/17 AWOS
Hudson 1nw 0.84 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Bruce 6nne 0.77 in 0724 am 08/17 cwop
Eau Claire 2ssw 0.73 in 0727 am 08/17 cwop
Eau Claire 3sw 0.73 in 1200 am 08/17 coop
Red Wing 2s 0.70 in 0630 am 08/17 cwop
Veseli 1w 0.70 in 0500 am 08/17 cocorahs
Cottage Grove 0.67 in 0719 am 08/17 cwop
Cobden 0.67 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Minnesota Lake 0.67 in 0715 am 08/17 cwop
Owatonna 1ene 0.67 in 0700 am 08/17 hads
Hastings 2n 0.65 in 0721 am 08/17 cwop
Le Center 0.64 in 0720 am 08/17 AWS
Rapidan 0.64 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Bayport 4e 0.63 in 0500 am 08/17 cocorahs
Springfield 0.57 in 0630 am 08/17 GOES
Madelia 0.56 in 0630 am 08/17 GOES
Hastings (l/d 2) 0.53 in 0600 am 08/17 coop
Hudson 0.52 in 0720 am 08/17 AWS
Stanton ap 0.51 in 0655 am 08/17 AWOS

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.


739 am CDT Fri Aug 17 2018

... 48-hour rainfall totals...

Location amount time/date provider
Morristown 3.24 in 0723 am 08/17 cwop
Morristown 2.60 in 0730 am 08/17 GOES
Lake St. Croix Beach 2.58 in 0730 am 08/17 cwop
St. Clair 2.30 in 0645 am 08/17 hads
Northfield 2wnw 2.29 in 0700 am 08/17 cwop
Winnebago 1.87 in 0545 am 08/17 GOES
Faribault 1.66 in 0727 am 08/17 cwop
Rapidan 1.53 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Cottage Grove 1ese 1.44 in 0716 am 08/17 cwop
Hastings 1wsw 1.40 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Northfield 1.39 in 0630 am 08/17 ucoop
Eau Claire ap 1.30 in 0656 am 08/17 ASOS
Sterling Center 1.24 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Faribault 1ssw 1.12 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Montgomery 3ene 1.08 in 0520 am 08/17 cocorahs
Fairmont ap 1.03 in 0656 am 08/17 AWOS
Owatonna 0.92 in 0630 am 08/17 cocorahs
Canby ap 0.89 in 0655 am 08/17 AWOS
Hudson 1nw 0.84 in 0719 am 08/17 AWS
Bruce 6nne 0.77 in 0724 am 08/17 cwop
Eau Claire 2ssw 0.73 in 0727 am 08/17 cwop
Eau Claire 3sw 0.73 in 1200 am 08/17 coop
Red Wing 2s 0.70 in 0630 am 08/17 cwop
Veseli 1w 0.70 in 0500 am 08/17 cocorahs
Cottage Grove 0.67 in 0719 am 08/17 cwop
Cobden 0.67 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Minnesota Lake 0.67 in 0715 am 08/17 cwop
Owatonna 1ene 0.67 in 0700 am 08/17 hads
Hastings 2n 0.65 in 0721 am 08/17 cwop
Le Center 0.64 in 0720 am 08/17 AWS
Rapidan 0.64 in 0645 am 08/17 GOES
Bayport 4e 0.63 in 0500 am 08/17 cocorahs
Springfield 0.57 in 0630 am 08/17 GOES
Madelia 0.56 in 0630 am 08/17 GOES
Hastings (l/d 2) 0.53 in 0600 am 08/17 coop
Hudson 0.52 in 0720 am 08/17 AWS
Stanton ap 0.51 in 0655 am 08/17 AWOS

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.



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