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Welcome to Midwest Hazecam!

Midwest Hazecam brings you live pictures and corresponding air quality conditions from scenic urban and rural locations in the upper Midwest. With Midwest Hazecam, you can literally see the effects of air pollution on visibility.

The images from the cameras are updated every 15 minutes. In addition, near real-time air quality data (instantaneous) and meteorological data (hourly average) are provided to distinguish natural from man-made causes of poor visibility, and to provide current air pollution levels to the public.

 

Boundary Waters, MN Grand Portage, MN
Seney, MI
St. Paul, MN
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO Cincinnati, OH
Brief Site Descriptions
Grand Portage, MN Live Web Cam Grand Portage Indian Reservation/Isle Royale National Park: The Anishinaabe Grand Portage Reservation is located in Cook County in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, approximately 150 miles from Duluth. The camera looks to the east out towards Isle Royale National Park, which is located in Lake Superior. Isle Royale National Park, which was established in 1940, is a federal Class I area and, as such, receives special protection from air pollution. The park encompasses a total area of more than 850 square miles and extends 4.5 miles outward from the island (which is 45 miles long and 9 miles wide at its widest point) into Lake Superior. Roadless Isle Royale is accessible only by boat or float plane. This area generally has lower levels of air pollution than urban areas in the Midwest.
 
St. Paul Live Web Cam St. Paul: The twin cities of Minneapolis-St.Paul located in Minnesota have a combined population of about 3.5 million in the metropolitan area. The camera looks to the west. Air pollution issues in Minneapolis-St.Paul includes occasional high 8-hour ozone levels during the summer (May through September) and high 24-hour fine particle levels throughout the year.

 
Seney, MI Live Web Cam Seney National Wildlife Refuge: Seney, which was established in 1935 for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife, is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The 21,150-acre wilderness area in the refuge is a federal Class I area and, as such, receives special protection from air pollution. The camera looks to the north. The refuge generally has lower levels of air pollution than urban areas in the Midwest.