FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 2:20 PM
Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Moderate to Unhealthy range on Tuesday and Wednesday.
-- Fine Particulate concentrations in the Unhealthy category will be most likely for locations in Weld and Larimer counties Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, including in Greeley and Ft. Collins. In those areas, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion; everyone else in Weld and Larimer counties should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion through at least noon on Wednesday.
-- Elsewhere in the Front Range region, fine particulate concentrations in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category will remain possible through Wednesday afternoon. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion throughout the Front Range region through Wednesday afternoon.
Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Visibility is expected to be Poor on Wednesday.
COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
Public health recommendations for areas affected by smoke:
Light to moderate smoke is also possible near prescribed fires and small wildfires elsewhere 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.
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