Smoky conditions return across the Twin Cities Metro From Canadian Wildfires

Dense wildfire smoke from Canada has worked back across the Twin Cities this afternoon prompting the issuance of Air Quality Alerts across the entire state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Air Quality Alerts specifically for the Twin Cities go until 6 AM on Friday. The following video shows how dense the smoke got across the city of St Paul this afternoon, along with several scenes of the smoky conditions across the cities of Apple Valley, Eagan, and Burnsville, Minnesota located just to the south in Dakota County.
Shot Description

00:00 Two wide shots of the dense smoke swallowing downtown St Paul.

00:13 A medium shot of an MnDOT sign on northbound Hwy 77 in Apple Valley, Minnesota stating the ongoing Air Quality Alert that is in effect for the Twin Cities metro followed by two street signs for I-35E going to Albert Lea and St Paul, Minnesota.

00:24 Medium shot of the dense smoke completely surrounding downtown St Paul, Minnesota.

00:31 A wide and medium shot of the Cathedral of Saint Paul looking very hazy from the dense smoke.

00:44 Medium shot from downtown St Paul with the haze of the dense wildfire smoke making the tops of the buildings murky.

00:52 Two medium shots from various angles of the Minnesota State Capital looking hazy from the wildfire smoke. In the second shot, people are seen observing a statue in the foreground.

01:07 Wide and medium shot of the Cathedral of Saint Paul backlit by a smoky sun with visible haze surrounding the Cathedral. The residents of the city can be seen driving by with a biker on the sidewalk in the first scene.

01:24 Wide shot from Crystal Lake Beach in Burnsville, Minnesota with thick smoke and haze in the background and several people out trying to enjoy the water in the smoky conditions.

01:31 Various wide, medium, and close shots of people canoeing, boating, and fishing on Crystal Lake as the thick smoke blankets the Burnsville, Minnesota area.

01:55 Two more wide shots from the other side of Crystal Lake Beach showing people trying to enjoy the beach in smoky conditions.

02:11 Several medium to close shots of a young boy reeling in a large fish he caught while fishing on Crystal Lake, with the dense smoke visible in the background and around them.

02:42 Wide and medium shots looking north across the Hwy 55 bridge towards the Twin Cities from Eagan showing the dense smoke this afternoon across the region.

02:58 Wide and medium shots of the dense smoke across the city of Eagan an gentleman bikes off toward the dense smoke in the distance.

03:14 Several clips of planes landing at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport as the dense smoke completely blankets the surroundings.

03:34 Two shots of the Delta maintenance building at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport with visible haze from the dense smoke.

03:49 Various scenes from across the Twin Cities showing the dense smoke blanketing the region.

SID: Will Wight

SID: Will Wight
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