Alerts for: Pelican Narrows - Cumberland House - Creighton

Statements

8:25 PM CST Friday 03 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Pelican Narrows - Cumberland House - Creighton

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 3 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 light winds fail to move the large bank of smoke again today. A brief reprieve has been felt in southwestern portions of the province today as both visibilities and air quality have improved. However, as a cold front passes through southwestern sections tonight a return to northerly winds on Saturday will usher in the smoke once again.

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