ND Air Quality
Doug Barrett | Sep 13, 2017 AT 2:16 pm
The North Dakota Health Department is urging residents with respiratory conditions in parts of the state to limit outdoor activities due to smoky conditions caused by western wildfires. The fires have sent huge plumes of smoke into the air and across North Dakota and other parts of the U-S. Elevated particulate matter can create hazy skies and irritate respiratory conditions for the elderly and young children.
While the air quality index in the Grand Forks is still rated “good”….Fargo slips to “moderate”…western and central portions of the state are rated “unhealthy.”
The National Weather Service says forecast rain showers in the coming days should help clean the air.