Special Weather Statement

Published 07/06 2015 05:13PM

Updated 07/06 2015 05:17PM

Issued at: 07/06/2015 5:07:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/06/2015 8:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Webster IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>047-057-058-070100- EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON- CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY... LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT... KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS... ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION... BELMOND...HAMPTON...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE... SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY... FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON... BOONE...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD... CASEY 507 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015 ...SMOKE AND HAZE THICKENING ACROSS NORTHWESTERN IOWA... A PLUME OF SMOKE FROM WILD FIRES IN NORTHERN CANADA HAS SPREAD OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST...AND IS REACHING DOWN TO GROUND LEVEL BEHIND A COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS IOWA. THIS HAS RESULTED IN MODERATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND A REDUCTION IN AIR QUALITY ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWESTERN IOWA. ANYONE WITH BREATHING DIFFICULTY OR OTHER HEALTH ISSUES...AS WELL AS THE VERY YOUNG AND ELDERLY...MAY WANT TO AVOID TRAVELING OUTDOORS IF POSSIBLE UNTIL THE SMOKE CLEARS OUT. $$

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