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Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook

FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:50 PM MDT

Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Saturday and Sunday. Moderate concentrations of ozone are possible throughout the Colorado Front Range region. Throughout the Front Range unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion between noon and 8 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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

Visibility on Sunday is expected to be Good to Moderate, with possible periods of Weather Exclusion due to afternoon rain showers.

COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:50 PM MDT

The 110 acre Reveille wildfire is located in western Huerfano County, approximately 10 miles north of Gardner. Smoke from this fire may be visible from Highway 69 in areas to the north and northwest of Gardner, and south of Westcliffe. No public health impacts are currently expected from this fire.

Light to moderate concentrations of smoke are also 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