COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8:00 AM MDT
Air Quality Health Advisories for Wildfire Smoke
Issued for west-central Park County
Affected Area: west-central Park County. Locations include, but are not limited to, Garo.
Advisory in Effect: 8:00 AM MDT, Saturday, June 30, 2018 to 9:00 AM MDT, Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Outlook: Areas of moderate to heavy smoke from the Weston Pass Fire will impact mainly rural parts of west-central Park County Saturday morning. Conditions will improve by Saturday afternoon as the smoke lifts and moves mainly to the northeast. However, smoke will likely increase again in west-central Park County Saturday night and Sunday morning as smoke settles into the Bear Creek and Rough and Tumbling Creek drainages, likely impacting the community of Garo.
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. Fine particulates may reach the Unhealthy category where smoke is heavy. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion; everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. 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.
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