Air Quality concerns hang over Minnesota

- After a very cold, but clear week in the freezer, Minnesota is now warming up to normal and beyond. That may sound great, and it is, but it’s not without its own set of problems. Air quality is on the decline as we sit in a stagnant weather pattern.

 

The mild air that is riding in is creating what we in the weather biz call an inversion. This inversion, warmer air over colder surface air, is acting like a lid and trapping our daily emissions.

The exhaust from cars, dust, and other daily emissions can build up to levels that can start to cause problems depending on your health and lifestyle.

The good news is that here in Minnesota we don’t have to worry about the quality of our air that often. However, the next few days will be an exception to that rule. People with breathing concerns, such as asthma, should monitor the air quality, especially when outdoors. Chances of some light snow, and some movement in the weather patterns, will help clear the air. Check out the link below for more on the current air quality from the Minnesota Pollution control Agency: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality-index

Breathe easy everyone!

 


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