FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:10 PM
Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Saturday and the Good category on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Moderate concentrations of ozone on Saturday are most likely for locations along and near the foothills to the south and west of the Denver metro area. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion in those areas on Saturday from 12 PM to 8 PM.
Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Friday, Saturday and Monday and in the Good category on Sunday. Moderate concentrations of fine particulate matter on Friday, Saturday and Monday will mainly be confined to locations within the Denver metro area. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion within the Denver metro area on Friday, Saturday and Monday, particularly Friday afternoon through Saturday morning and again Monday morning.
Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category for Friday through Monday.
Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category for Friday through Monday.
Visibility is expected to be Good to Moderate for Saturday and Sunday, and Weather Excluded for Monday.
COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
The focus of the Colorado Smoke Outlook is on large fires (e.g., greater than 100 acres in size). Nevertheless, smoke from smaller fires, prescribed fires, and/or smoke from new fires not yet known to CDPHE air quality meteorologists may cause locally heavy smoke. If there is smoke in your neighborhood, see the public health recommendations below.
Public health recommendations for areas affected by smoke:
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