Alerts for: Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian Head - Lumsden - Pilot Butte

Statements

5:03 AM CST Monday 06 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian Head - Lumsden - Pilot Butte

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 and air quality is poor due to the smoke.

Significant smoke will persist over most of the province. A brief reprieve has been felt in the far southwestern portions of the province as both visibilities and air quality have improved to near normal levels this morning. Elsewhere in the south, westerly winds are gradually thinning the smoke as well, and a slight improvement in air quality is expected today and tonight. However, northerly winds are set to return on Tuesday and once again put most of the south downwind of the thickest smoke plumes.

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