Smoke overhead, lower air quality again

Air quality continues to be impacted but this time it is from something different than wild fire smoke streaming in from Canada. Smoke has been elevated as of late and should continue to be that way.

Air Quality Alerts are in place for Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon. No such Alert is in place for Iowa. Although, the discernable differences between the two states will be minimal. The air quality is in the Moderate to Poor range. Those with respiratory illness may notice the impacts of this lowered air quality.

Southerly winds are importing pollutants into the region and are elevating ozone concentrations at the surface.