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Smoke advisory issued for Southwest and South Central NE

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:41:09-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Agricultural burning in Kansas and Oklahoma may impact the air quality in Southwest and South Central Nebraska.

The burning in Kansas and Oklahoma is due to the management of prairie and rangelands. Both states monitor smoke levels and wind directions to inform Nebraska of when impacts to the state's air quality may occur.

A smoke advisory in the region is currently in effect. During this time, residents should reduce or avoid outdoor activities to minimize exposure to smoke.

The advisory is based on data provided by the state of Kansas, smoke plume modeling, and from air quality monitors in Beatrice, Lincoln and Omaha, according to a press release from Nebraska DHS.

For more information on air quality around Nebraska, visit this website.

More information on smoke awareness can also be found here.