FRONT RANGE AIR QUALITY FORECAST:
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:00 AM MDT
Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Thursday. In areas reaching Moderate levels of ozone along the Front Range Region, please refer to Fine Particulate Matter below for health recommendations.
Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Good to Moderate range on Thursday. Moderate levels of fine particulates are possible throughout the Front Range Region today. Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
Carbon Monoxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Thursday.
Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations are expected to be in the Good category on Thursday.
Visibility is expected to be in the Poor category on Thursday.
COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK:
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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