Air Quality Alert ⓘ

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Air Quality Alert
Details: ...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 9 AM SUNDAY... The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following... WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke. WHERE...Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Gunnison, Chaffee, central and eastern Garfield Counties. Locations include, but are not limited to Grand Junction, Palisade, De Beque, Delta, Montrose, Eagle, Avon, Vail, Aspen, Leadville, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Salida, Parachute, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale. WHEN...9 AM this morning, August 15 to 9 AM Sunday August 16 IMPACTS...Widespread heavy smoke has been observed across large sections of central and western Colorado due to the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek wildfires. Smoke will gradually diminish this morning as atmospheric mixing increases, with the slowest improvement occurring in valley locations. This afternoon the wind at the fires will be out of a north to northwest direction. This will bring periods of moderate to heavy smoke for areas to the south and southeast of both wildfires. By late this evening smoke will begin to drain into lower lying areas surrounding both fires. This will bring longer duration, heavy smoke through early Sunday morning to several drainages near the Pine Gulch wildfire including into the De Beque and Grand Junction areas. Meanwhile, heavy overnight smoke from the Grizzly Creek wildfire will impact locations along Interstate 70 in central and e
Issued: Saturday August 15th 8:14 AM
Expires: Sunday August 16th 09:00 AM


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