- Tuesday September 13th, 2011 :: 02:01 p.m. CDT
Be advised the cause of the smoke and smell is due to a huge forest fire in MN that is getting into the main jet stream. Update
Be advised the cause of the smoke and smell is due to a huge forest fire in MN that is getting into the main jet stream and bringing the smoke into our area.
From McHenry County EMA:
SOME RESIDENTS HAVE REPORTED DIFFICULTY BREATHING...IRRITATED EYES AND HEADACHES AS A RESULT OF THE SMOKE. AIR QUALITY WILL LIKELY REMAIN UNHEALTHY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CHILDREN...ELDERLY PEOPLE...INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC PROBLEMS...OR ANYONE ENGAGED IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME...SHOULD USE CAUTION AND REMAIN INDOORS. Map Attached picture is an example of how these clouds form.
Crystal Lake Police Department
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014