Alerts for: Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy

Statements

2:13 PM CST Thursday 02 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy

Widespread smoke across all of Saskatchewan.

A large area of smoke from forest fires over Northern Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories continues to blanket much of Saskatchewan. Visibilities have been reduced to less than 2 kilometres in many areas especially in Central and Northern Saskatchewan. Air quality is poor in many areas due to the smoke. Smoke near the ground may potentially cause high health risk conditions.

Significant smoke will persist over most of the province as northwesterly winds continue tonight. A brief reprieve may be in store for southern portions of the province as winds change to southerly Friday morning.

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