A nice warm day ahead for us today. A mix of sun and cloud with haze, low to moderate winds and a high of +27C. Currently we are sunny with some increasing cloud, a temperature of 19C and our winds are from the W at 5 km/h increasing to 10 km/h.
Our FIRE DANGER has increased to HIGH/VERY HIGH. We also have a AIR QUALITY WARNING issued for our area, with no other warnings.
HAVE A NICE DAY!
4:37 AM CDT Monday 28 August 2017
Special air quality statement in effect for:
- Grand Rapids and Easterville
- Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan
Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.
High levels of air pollution due to forest fire smoke continue over central Manitoba as westerly winds carry smoke plumes from nearby forest fires across the region. Winds will gradually turn northwesterly behind a cold front on Monday, placing both Flin Flon and The Pas downwind of the largest fires in Saskatchewan. This smoke will then proceed southwards in the wake of the cold front, with significant amounts of smoke expected to move into the Grand Rapids and Swan River regions.
Local wind flow will still affect the distribution of the heaviest smoke, but in general much of central Manitoba will see reduced visibilities and extremely poor air quality at times through the first half of the week.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Issued by Environment Canada and Manitoba Health
Image Credit & Copyright: Simon Tang
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