Charles City, Iowa -If you think you smell smoke outdoors Saturday morning, you probably are.
The National Weather Service in La Crosse, WI issued a special weather statement early Saturday advising that widespread smoke from both the large Canadian wildfires and a smaller, but closer wildfire in Hubbard County, MN has moved into east-central Minnesota. In and around the Twin Cities, visibilities were 1 to 3 miles in the smoke, with a strong smell of smoke everywhere.
This smoke will spread into southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa along with parts of western Wisconsin early this morning. Expect reduced visibilities at times and the smell of smoke in the air once it moves in. The smoke looks to dissipate or move out of the area after sunrise this morning.
Limit outdoor activities to prevent inhaling the poor air quality. Keep windows closed to limit intake into homes and businesses.
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