Minneapolis-St. Paul
 
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AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) Action DayAction Day
 
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
57 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Air Quality Index (AQI)
68 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5)
57 
Moderate
Ozone
39 
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
68 
Moderate
Ozone
64 
Moderate
Forecast Discussion: Today, as a low-pressure system moves through eastern Minnesota, enhanced atmospheric mixing and widespread showers and thunderstorms will help to disperse pollutants in the Twin Cities. However, moderate northwesterly winds in the afternoon will transport smoke from Canadian wildfires into the region, yielding Moderate AQI levels. Tomorrow, generally light northerly winds behind the departing low-pressure system will reduce pollutant dispersion and transport additional smoke from Canadian fires into Minneapolis-St. Paul. Furthermore, mostly sunny skies will aid ozone formation; therefore, AQI levels will be Moderate. Wednesday and Thursday, surface high pressure moving across the Upper Midwest will produce light south-southeasterly winds in eastern Minnesota, limiting pollutant dispersion and gradually bringing regional pollutants into the Twin Cities area. Furthermore, partly to mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures will increase ozone formation. As a result, AQI levels will remain Moderate on both days. Friday and Saturday, a surface low-pressure system developing over the central Plains will cause moderate southerly winds develop in eastern Minnesota, transporting regional pollutants into Minneapolis-St. Paul. In addition, partly sunny skies and warmer temperatures will support ozone formation. These conditions, combined with pollutant carryover from day to day, will yield Moderate AQI levels on both days.

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 21:00 CDT
160
Unhealthy
Health Message: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Particles (PM2.5) 160 Unhealthy
Particles (PM10) 31 Good
Ozone 23 Good

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