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Front Range Air Quality Forecast & Colorado Smoke Outlook

FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM MDT

Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Thursday and Friday. Moderate concentrations of ozone are most likely on Friday, particularly for locations along and near the I-25 corridor from Denver southward to Colorado Springs, including the higher terrain to the west of those areas up to the Continental Divide. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion in those areas on Friday.

Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Thursday and Friday.

Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Thursday and Friday.

Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Thursday and Friday.

Visibility on Friday is expected to be Good.


COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Thursday, May 26, 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