While these number fluctuate, as of 9 a.m. Grand Rapids, Michigan registers as ‘Very Unhealthy’ for air quality.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Grand Rapids registers as the city with the worst air quality in the United States. This puts the area in a ‘Very Unhealthy’ category, meaning people with respiratory issues, children, and older adults should avoid physical activities outdoors. Everyone else should avoid strenuous activity outside and keep any outdoor time short.
This comes as wildfire smoke from Quebec has traveled to Michigan, and is being mixed down to the surface, reducing visibility and air quality across the state.
As of now, forecast models are showing the wildfire to thicken throughout the next several hours—into Tuesday afternoon—then exit the area overnight tonight into tomorrow, leaving us with just hazy conditions for your Wednesday.
EGLE suggests avoiding prolonged exposure outside as some areas, such as …