Weather Alert Details

Fremont County

Air Quality Alert until 9AM MDT FRI Issued October, 17 2019 at 9:19 AM - US/Mountain expires October, 18 2019 at 9:00 AM - US/Mountain ...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 800 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 900 AM FRIDAY... THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING... WHAT...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE. WHERE...CHAFFEE, FREMONT COUNTIES. WHEN...800 AM THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 TO 900 AM FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SMOKE ARE EXPECTED FROM THE DECKER WILDFIRE, LOCATED IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO WILDERNESS, APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES SOUTH OF SALIDA. WINDS WILL BE MAINLY OUT OF THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY, TRANSPORTING SMOKE TO LOCATIONS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE FIRE. WINDS WILL TURN STRONG AND GUSTY BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON, INCREASING FIRE ACTIVITY AND SMOKE PRODUCTION. OVERNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT THE WINDS WILL TURN SOMEWHAT LIGHTER, BUT REMAIN GUSTY AT TIMES. SMOKE IMPACTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FELT FOR AREAS IMMEDIATELY EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE FIRE, POSSIBLY BRINGING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SMOKE TO SALIDA, CLEORA, WELLSVILLE, HOWARD, COALDALE, AND COTOPAXI. 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.