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Heat Warning

Issued at 10:28 Monday 22 July 2019
Summary

A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the Prairies. With this, a very warm airmass will produce daytime high temperatures near 30 degrees today and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to cool off mid week.

This warning may be expanded further as the ridge strengthens.

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Extreme heat affects everyone.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

For more heat health advice, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 10:31 Monday 22 July 2019
Summary

Wildfire smoke is causing poor air quality and locally reduced visibilities at times in parts of northern Alberta.

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Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.



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