FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:25 PM
Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Monday and Tuesday.
Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Monday and Tuesday. Moderate concentrations of fine particulates are possible throughout the Front Range region, but are most likely near and along the I-25 corridor from Denver to Ft. Collins. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion in those areas on Monday and Tuesday.
Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Monday and Tuesday.
Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Monday and Tuesday. Moderate concentrations of nitrogen dioxide are most likely within the Denver metro area Tuesday morning. Individuals unusually sensitive to nitrogen dioxide should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion until 11 AM Tuesday morning within the Denver metro area.
Visibility in Denver is expected to be Moderate on Tuesday.
COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
There are no Wildfire Smoke Health Advisories in effect in Colorado at this time.
Light to moderate smoke is 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.
Public health recommendations for areas affected by smoke:
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