Alerts for: Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy

Statements

3:09 PM CST Monday 06 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy

Widespread smoke across Saskatchewan.

A large area of smoke from forest fires over Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta continues to blanket much of Central and Northern Saskatchewan. Visibilities have been reduced to less than 3 kilometres in many areas of Central and Northern Saskatchewan and air quality is poor due to the smoke.

Significant smoke will persist over most of the province. In the south, winds are gradually thinning the smoke and an improvement in air quality is expected to continue tonight. However, northerly winds are set to return Tuesday afternoon and once again put most of the south downwind of the thickest smoke plumes.

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