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Air Quality Alert

COC057-069-261500-
Jackson-Larimer-
310 PM MDT Fri Sep 25 2020

...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...Routt, Jackson, and Larimer counties. Locations include,
but are not limited to Steamboat Springs, Clark, Walden, Cowdrey,
Red Feather Lakes, Rustic, Wellington, and Fort Collins.

WHEN...900 AM Friday September 25 to 900 AM Saturday September 26

IMPACTS...Increased fire activity at the Middle Fork, Mullen, and
Cameron Peak wildfires will result in periods of moderate to heavy
smoke at times across the advisory area. The heaviest smoke is
expected for locations in areas near the fires at lower
elevations, particularly during overnight and early morning hours.
This includes the Mad Creek drainage from the Middle Fork fire
southwestward to Routt County Road 129 between Steamboat Springs
and Clark, Poudre Canyon Road and Red Feather Lakes to the
northeast and east of the Cameron Peak fire, and locations along
the Colorado-Wyoming state line in northern Jackson 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.

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1245 PM MDT Fri Sep 25 2020

Very warm and dry conditions are expected today and Saturday.
Red flag conditions are expected this afternoon for strong winds
and low relative humidity. The strongest winds and driest
conditions are expected east of the Divide across Larimer County,
though favorable conditions for rapid fire growth are possible
across all of the warned area.

Strong winds will again occur on Saturday as well. Gusty winds
will develop in the foothills and South Park early Saturday
morning, then spread across the plains along the Wyoming border in
the afternoon. Relative humidities will remain fairly low with
minimal recovery in the foothills overnight. Consequently, a Red
Flag Warning has been issued for these areas.

COZ211>213-217-218-260200-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-200926T0200Z/
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
1245 PM MDT Fri Sep 25 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
HIGH VALLEYS OF JACKSON, GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 211, 212, 213, 217 and 218.

* Timing...12 PM through 8 PM this evening.

* Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Impacts...Rapid growth of existing fires and new fire starts
  will be possible due to the gusty winds and very low humidity.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1038 AM MDT Fri Sep 25 2020

COZ030>051-261645-
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1038 AM MDT Fri Sep 25 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north
central Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Very warm and dry conditions, combined with gusty west winds,
will lead to critical fire danger across the mountains, high
mountain valleys and foothills this afternoon. Winds could gust
to 40 mph, and RH should drop below 15 percent. Conditions are
favorable for rapid fire growth this afternoon across north
central Colorado.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Warm and dry conditions are expected to continue Saturday,
leading to areas of critical fire danger. The greatest threat
will be across the northern plains where wind gusts may reach up
to 35 mph. Another area of concern will the South Park and the
southern foothills where gusts will be between 25 and 30 mph.

Cooling temperatures are expected Sunday as a strong cold front
pushes south across the area, which will help ease fire danger
levels. Light rain is expected across much of the area Sunday
afternoon and evening with light snow possible in the mountains.
Snow levels will be lowering to near 8000 ft by late afternoon north
of I70, continuing south through the evening over areas south of
I70. Snowfall accumulations will be less than one inch and travel
impacts should be very minimal. No hazardous weather is expected
Monday through Thursday.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.

$$



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