Current Air Quality Index
MPCA expands air alert to eastern Minnesota
An air pollution health alert has been issued for the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota through Friday evening, March 7, 2014. This includes the Twin Cities and Rochester. The alert for western Minnesota has been cancelled. More info
Good: Current air quality is considered satisfactory and poses little or no health risk.
Moderate: Air quality is acceptable; however individuals who are very sensitive to air pollution may experience adverse health effects.
Unhealthy for sensitive groups: People with lung or heart disease, older adults, children, and people participating in activities that require heavy or extended exertion may experience adverse health effects.
Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience adverse health effects and members of sensitve groups may experience more serious health effects.