Weather Alert Details

Archuleta County

Air Quality Alert until 9AM MST SAT Issued November, 15 2019 at 9:12 AM - US/Mountain expires November, 16 2019 at 9:00 AM - US/Mountain ...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM FRIDAY UNTIL 900 AM SATURDAY... THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING... WHAT...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE. WHERE...ARCHULETA COUNTY. WHEN...900 AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 TO 900 AM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 ADDITIONAL DETAILS...VERY DRY CONDITIONS HAVE ALLOWED FOR PROLONGED SMOLDERING AND SMOKE PRODUCTION FROM A PRESCRIBED BURN THAT WAS COMPLETED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. FOR FRIDAY MORNING, AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SMOKE WILL IMPACT JUST A SMALL PORTION OF WESTERN ARCHULETA COUNTY. THE MAIN AREA IMPACTED INCLUDES LOCATIONS ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 160 BETWEEN YELLOWJACKET PASS AND THE TOWN OF PIEDRA. SMOKE WILL DECREASE FRIDAY AFTERNOON, BUT COULD INCREASE AGAIN AFTER SUNSET AND CONTINUE PERIODICALLY THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. 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.