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Small potential for wildfire smoke from Texas Panhandle to affect air quality in Northern Minnesota through the weekend

Mar 01, 2024 08:29AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: WDIO News

From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - March 1, 2024

Southerly winds will continue to provide the opportunity for wildfire smoke to transport into Minnesota from Texas today, Friday, though predominantly Green air quality is forecast statewide today.

Much above normal temperatures are expected through Sunday, under the influence of an upper-level ridge. Southerly or easterly winds are expected through much of this time, though they should become light and variable Friday evening into Saturday morning as a weak front moves through.

Air quality may approach Yellow values during this time, but this would be relatively short-lived due to the passage of a potent low pressure system on Sunday and associated breezy winds.

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