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Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook

FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:20 PM

Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Wednesday and the Good category on Thursday. Moderate concentrations of ozone on Wednesday are possible throughout the Front Range region. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion throughout the Front Range region until 10 PM Wednesday evening.

Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Wednesday and Thursday.

Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Wednesday and Thursday.

Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Wednesday and Thursday.

Visibility on Thursday is expected to be Good to Moderate.


COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:30 PM

Areas of mainly light smoke/haze are possible in southwest Colorado due to two wildfires burning south of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Light to moderate smoke is also possible near prescribed fires and small wildfires around the state.

What if there is a wildfire or smoke in your area that is not reported above?

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.

For additional information about smoke, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx


Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment/APCD/Technical Services Program
visit us at: http://www.colorado.gov/airquality - all data are preliminary