Alerts for: Outlook - Watrous - Hanley - Imperial - Dinsmore
4:39 AM CDT Wednesday 15 August 2018
Special air quality statement in effect for:
- R.M. of Arm River including Davidson and Girvin
- R.M. of Big Arm including Imperial and Liberty
- R.M. of Coteau including Birsay and Danielson Prov. Park
- R.M. of Dundurn including Dundurn and Blackstrap Prov. Park
- R.M. of Fertile Valley including Conquest Macrorie and Bounty
- R.M. of Harris including Harris and Tessier
- R.M. of King George northwest of Lucky Lake
- R.M. of Loreburn including Elbow Loreburn and Hawarden
- R.M. of Lost River including South Allan and the Allan Hills
- R.M. of McCraney including Kenaston and Bladworth
- R.M. of Milden including Dinsmore Milden and Wiseton
- R.M. of Montrose including Donovan and Swanson
- R.M. of Morris including Watrous Young and Zelma
- R.M. of Rosedale including Hanley
- R.M. of Rudy including Outlook and Glenside
- R.M. of Willner west of Davidson
- R.M. of Wood Creek including Simpson
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.
Thursday should bring considerable improvement to the air quality over central Saskatchewan, 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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