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Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook

FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Monday, February 8, 2016, 2:10 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 category on Monday and the Good to Moderate range on Tuesday. Moderate concentrations of fine particulate matter 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 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 will mainly be confined to locations within the Denver metro area. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion within the Denver metro area on Monday and Tuesday from 6 AM to 10 AM and from 5 PM to 9 PM, particularly near busy roadways.

Visibility on Tuesday is expected to be Good to Moderate.


COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Monday, February 8, 2016, 2:10 PM

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.

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