Alerts for: Humboldt - Wynyard - Wadena - Lanigan - Foam Lake
4:28 PM CDT Wednesday 15 August 2018
Special air quality statement in effect for:
- R.M. of Big Quill including Wynyard Dafoe and Kandahar
- R.M. of Elfros including Elfros Leslie and Mozart
- R.M. of Emerald including Wishart and Bankend
- R.M. of Foam Lake including Foam Lake and Fishing Lake Res.
- R.M. of Humboldt including Humboldt Carmel and Fulda
- R.M. of Ituna Bon Accord including Ituna and Hubbard
- R.M. of Kellross including Kelliher and Lestock
- R.M. of Kelvington including Yellowquill Res.
- R.M. of Kutawa including Raymore Punnichy and Poorman Res.
- R.M. of Lakeside including Watson and Quill Lake
- R.M. of Lakeview including Wadena and Clair
- R.M. of Last Mountain Valley including Govan and Duval
- R.M. of Leroy including Leroy
- R.M. of Mount Hope including Semans
- R.M. of Ponass Lake including Rose Valley Fosston and Nora
- R.M. of Prairie Rose including Jansen and Esk
- R.M. of Sasman including Margo Kylemore and Nut Mountain
- R.M. of Spalding including Spalding
- R.M. of St Peter including Muenster and Lake Lenore
- R.M. of Touchwood including Serath and Touchwood Hills Prov. Park
- R.M. of Usborne including Lanigan Drake and Guernsey
- R.M. of Wolverine including Burr
- R.M. of Wreford including Nokomis and Venn
Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.
A westerly flow in the upper levels of the atmosphere is once again spreading smoke from forest fires over western Canada across Saskatchewan. Poor air quality and diminished visibility will be widespread across the advisory area while the smoke remains in place.
Beginning this evening in the north, conditions will begin to improve, but further south hazy conditions will likely continue to be a periodic issue for several more days.
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.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
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.
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