Weather Alert Details

Las Animas County

Air Quality Alert until 9PM MDT SUN Issued May, 24 2020 at 9:11 AM - US/Mountain expires May, 24 2020 at 9:00 PM - US/Mountain ...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM SUNDAY UNTIL 900 PM SUNDAY... THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING... WHAT...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE. WHERE...EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY. LOCATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO KIM. WHEN...900 AM SUNDAY MAY 24 TO 900 PM SUNDAY MAY 24 IMPACTS...AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SMOKE ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE CHERRY CANYON WILDFIRE IN EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF KIM; AND THE 466 WILDFIRE IN EXTREME NORTHEAST LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, NEAR THE LAS ANIMAS/BENT/BACA COUNTY INTERSECTION. SMOKE WILL MOVE GENERALLY TOWARD THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST OF THE FIRES, DUE TO WINDS FROM THE NORTH OR NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND ARE EXPECTED TO LIMIT FIRE ACTIVITY AND SMOKE PRODUCTION. THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE GUSTY, ERRATIC WINDS THAT CAN SEND SMOKE IN ANY DIRECTION. THE GREATEST IMPACTS FROM SMOKE ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE VICINITY OF THE FIRES, IN MAINLY RURAL PORTIONS OF EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY. HEALTH INFORMATION...PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS: 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.