DEC issues air quality alert due to smoke from Canadian wildfires

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday issued an Air Quality Alert for the north country due to smoke from wildfires raging in Canada.

The alert lasts until midnight Tuesday. DEC has characterized the air quality as “unhealthy for sensitive groups” under its online Air Quality Index Forecast, although it forecasts that it will return to “good” on Tuesday.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Buffalo said in their forecast discussion that smoke from wildfires in Quebec has moved down into the region, prompting DEC’s alert. Meteorologists also say the smoke cover will reduce temperatures somewhat, with high temperatures under current meteorological conditions normally expected to be in the upper 70s, but will reach only the mid-70s owing to the smoke.

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