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UPDATE - 12:00PM, MAY 16, 2016

A precautionary air quality advisory remains in the affect for all areas of the North Zone due to wildfires.

Fort Chipewyan:

  • Smoke (particulate matter) from the Fort McMurray fires is heading north. Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values of 7 are forecasted for today and tomorrow.
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Fort Chipewyan air monitoring station is 7 ug/m3 as of 10am.

Fort McMurray:

  • Extremely smoky in the Fort McMurray area right now, and anyone working in those conditions will need to wear protective gear.  
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Athabasca Valley air monitoring station is 926 ug/m3 as of 10am.
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Patricia McInnes air monitoring station is 135 ug/m3 as of 10am. 
  • A special air quality statement remains in place and AQHI values of 10+ are forecasted for today and 10+ for tomorrow.
  • Fort McMurray AQHI is currently very high health risk. 

Conklin:

  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Conklin Lookout air monitoring station is 12.71 ug/m3 as of 10am.
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Conklin community air monitoring station is 12.54 ug/m3 as of 10am.
  • Conklin AQHI is currently low to moderate health risk.

Fort McKay:

  • A special air quality statement remains in place and AQHI values of 10+ are forecasted for today and tomorrow.
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Fort McKay air monitoring station is 147.5 ug/m3 as of 10am.
  • Fort McKay AQHI is currently very high health risk. 

Anzac:

  • The Anzac air quality monitoring station is back online and reporting real-time air quality readings in the community. 
  • Current particulate matter (PM) concentration at WBEA’s Anzac air monitoring station is 7 ug/m3 as of 10am.
  • Anzac AQHI is currently low health risk.