The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high levels of fine particles in the air for Tuesday, June 27, in north-central northwest and northeast Indiana.
Plymouth and the following cities are included in the north-central warning: Elkhart, Goshen, Knox, Logansport, Peru, South Bend, Warsaw, Winamac, and all other cities within the area.
A state map including regions and affected counties is available at SmogWatch.IN.gov.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70 and a north-northwest wind of around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. This may continue to move smoke from Canadian wildfires across northern Indiana.
Hoosiers are encouraged to visit smogwatch.IN.gov to view current and forecasted conditions and subscribe to email alerts.
IDEM encourages everyone to help reduce the fine particles in the air by making changes to daily habits. You can:
- Carpool or use public transportation.
- Avoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one trip.
- Turn off engines instead of idling for long periods of time.
- Avoid using gas-powered equipment.
- Conserve energy by turning off lights and setting the air conditioner to a higher setting;
- Use propane gas instead of charcoal when grilling outdoors;
- Reminder: Indiana’s open burning laws make it illegal to burn trash and generally prohibit open burning, visit IN.gov/openburning for more information.