That's Not Fog! NWS Extends Southeast Colorado Air Quality Alert

Description: The National Weather Service Office of Pueblo has Extended its Air Quality Alert to include Southeast Colorado and Surrounding Areas...

Published: 05/19/2023
Byline: SECO News


CDPHE Continues Air Quality Alert and Health Advisory 5/20/23

That's Not Fog! NWS Extends Southeast Colorado Air Quality Alert

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410 PM MDT Fri May 19 2023


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following...

WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke.

WHERE...Sedgwick, Logan, Crowley, Phillips, Morgan, Yuma, Washington, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Cheyenne, El Paso, Fremont, Kiowa, Pueblo, Bent, Prowers, Otero, Huerfano, Las Animas and Baca Counties. Locations include, but are not limited to Julesburg, Sterling, Ordway, Holyoke, Fort Morgan, Wray, Akron, Central City, Georgetown, Kiowa, Burlington, Limon, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Eads, Pueblo, Las Animas, Lamar, La Junta, Walsenburg, Kim, Trinidad and Springfield.

WHEN...400 PM Friday May 19 to 900 AM Saturday May 20

IMPACTS...Several large wildfires are burning in Canada, resulting in heavy smoke across several states including the eastern half of Colorado. Moderate to heavy smoke will be possible through at least 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.

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