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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pottawattamie (IAC155) Iowa Issued by the National Weather Service


Special Weather Statement - Pottawattamie (Iowa)

Updated:29-Jul-21 02:18pm CDT
Effective:29-Jul-21 12:27pm CDT
Expires:30-Jul-21 01:00pm CDT

Areas affected: Fremont; Harrison; Mills; Monona; Montgomery; Page; Pottawattamie; Shelby
Message summary: ...degraded air quality late thursday through this weekend due to wildfire smoke...
What...wildfire smoke will cause moderate to potentially unhealthy air quality. Where...eastern nebraska and western iowa when....tonight especially near and north of interstate 80, continuing into friday across the entire area, and possibly continuing through the weekend. Impacts...the smoke may become dense enough to cause health impacts, particularly for individuals with respiratory problems, elderly, and young children. Health information...those with health conditions sensitive to air quality should reduce prolonged outdoor activity. Should air conditions worsen, prolonged or heavy exertion should be avoided by those susceptible to air quality issues. Others may want to consider the impacts of the expected poor air quality when planning and participating in outdoor activities and adjust as necessary. For the most recent update on air quality across the region, please visit, and your local health department web pages.
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Air Quality Alert - Pottawattamie (Iowa)

Updated:29-Jul-21 12:27pm CDT
Effective:29-Jul-21 12:27pm CDT
Expires:30-Jul-21 04:00pm CDT

Areas affected: Adair; Adams; Allamakee; Appanoose; Audubon; Benton; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Buchanan; Buena Vista; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Cedar; Cerro Gordo; Cherokee; Chickasaw; Clarke; Clay; Clayton; Clinton; Crawford; Dallas; Davis; Decatur; Delaware; Des Moines; Dickinson; Dubuque; Emmet; Fayette; Floyd; Franklin; Fremont; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Harrison; Henry; Howard; Humboldt; Ida; Iowa; Jackson; Jasper; Jefferson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Kossuth; Lee; Linn; Louisa; Lucas; Lyon; Madison; Mahaska; Marion; Marshall; Mills; Mitchell; Monona; Monroe; Montgomery; Muscatine; O'Brien; Osceola; Page; Palo Alto; Plymouth; Pocahontas; Polk; Pottawattamie; Poweshiek; Ringgold; Sac; Scott; Shelby; Sioux; Story; Tama; Taylor; Union; Van Buren; Wapello; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Webster; Winnebago; Winneshiek; Woodbury; Worth; Wright
Message summary: ...air quality alert in effect until 4 pm cdt friday...
Northerly winds behind a cold front are bringing smoke from wildfires out west and in canada into iowa. Heavy smoke is expected to arrive early this afternoon in northwest iowa. The smoke is expected to travel south and east across the state, reaching i-80 by around midnight tonight and extending to southern iowa by 5 am friday. Smoke is expected to remain across much of the state through much of friday. During this time, fine particle levels are expected to be in the orange aqi category, a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Fine particle levels will begin to improve around noon on friday. By mid-afternoon friday, air quality should improve below alert levels statewide. Sensitive groups include the elderly, those with respiratory or heart disease and children. The iowa department of natural resources recommends that individuals in these sensitive groups limit prolonged outdoor exertion until air quality conditions improve. Keep track of current air quality conditions at
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone IAC155

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