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Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook

FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:30 PM MST

Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Sunday and Monday.

Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Sunday and Monday. Moderate concentrations are most likely within the Denver Metro Area on Sunday, and extending northward along the Platte River Valley to include Greeley on Monday. Unusually sensitive people, should consider reducing prolonged to heavy exertion in these areas on Sunday and Monday.

Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Sunday and Monday.

Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Sunday and Monday.

Visibility on Monday is expected to be Good to Moderate.

COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:30 PM MST

Light to moderate concentrations of smoke are possible near small wildfires and prescribed burns around the state.

What if there is a wildfire or smoke in your area?
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:
If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. IF VISIBILITY IS LESS THAN 5 MILES IN SMOKE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SMOKE HAS REACHED LEVELS THAT ARE UNHEALTHY.

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