...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8AM CDT MONDAY MORNING...
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air
Quality Advisory for PM2.5 which will remain in effect until
08:00 AM CDT tomorrow morning. This advisory affects people
living in the following counties: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau
Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, and Saint Croix.
Smoke originating from wildfires in Quebec, Canada is currently
impacting PM2.5 concentrations at the surface across much of the
state. The air quality index is expected to range from the
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level to the UNHEALTHY level
across the advisory area. In general, the lowest
PM2.5 concentrations are expected to the northwest, while highest
concentrations are expected near north central and northeast
Wisconsin, within and around the Fox River Valley. It is
recommended that people with heart or lung disease, older adults,
and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion, while
everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
For more information on current air quality, please see:
Barron County Retired Educators meet on Thursday, March 30, at the NUE Office Building, located at 16 W. John St. in Rice Lake. All retired teachers, administrators, and support staff members are invited.
The meeting begins with coffee, Main Street Cafe pies, and a time for visiting. There will be a “kitty” to cover the cost of the pies with a suggested donation of $2.50/person.
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