Air quality over South Dakota in unhealthy category

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)– Even with the rainy forecast in some areas, smoke can still be smelled and seen in the air across KELOLAND.

Smoke from fires by Lake Winnipeg in Canada arrived in South Dakota on Thursday.

It prompted an air quality alert to be issued for the eastern part of the state in the evening.

Here’s a look at the conditions as of Saturday morning. This story was updated throughout the day.

10:30 a.m.

Here is the latest information as of 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 31.

Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program’s Airnow Fire and Smoke Map as of 10:30 a.m. on Saturday

Here’s a look at the air quality as of 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Airnow Interactive Map of Air Quality as of 10:30 a.m. on Saturday

Right now, the air quality in South Dakota is more severe than both Los Angeles and Winnipeg where the wildfires originated.


Over the course of Friday, we saw air quality in the code red and code purple levels across KELOLAND. The conditions worsened in western and central South Dakota around 2 p.m., but got better by the 4 p.m. update.

4:00 p.m.

Here is the latest information as of 4 p.m. on Friday.

Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program’s Airnow Fire and Smoke Map as of 4 p.m. on Friday

The air quality in KELOLAND as of 4 p.m.

Airnow Interactive Map of Air Quality as of 2 p.m. on Friday

The KELOLAND Live Cams as of 4 p.m. on Friday.


2:00 p.m.

Here is the latest information as of 2 p.m. on Friday.

Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program’s Airnow Fire and Smoke Map as of 2 p.m.

The air quality in KELOLAND as of 2 p.m.

Airnow Interactive Map of Air Quality as of 2 p.m. on Friday

The KELOLAND Live Cams as of 2 p.m. on Friday.


12:00 p.m.

Here’s the latest as of 12 p.m. on Friday.

Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program’s Airnow Fire and Smoke Map as of 12:00 p.m.

The air quality in KELOLAND as of 12:00 p.m.

Airnow Interactive Map of Air Quality as of 12:00 p.m. on Friday

Here’s a closer look at the KELOLAND Live Cams as of 12:00 p.m. on Friday.


10:15 a.m.

Here is a closer look at the fire and smoke map as 10:15 a.m. on Friday.

Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program’s Airnow Fire and Smoke Map as of 10:15 a.m.

This map shows the air quality of the KELOLAND area.

Airnow Interactive Map of Air Quality as of 10:15 a.m. on Friday

Here is closer look at the KELOLAND Live Cams as of 10:15 a.m. on Friday.


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Check back to this story later in the day for updates on the smoke over South Dakota.

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