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Air Quality Alert

Jackson-Clear Creek-Gilpin-Park-Summit-Grand-
1010 PM MDT Fri Aug 14 2020


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

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

WHERE...Routt, Eagle, Jackson, Grand, Summit, Clear Creek, Gilpin,
Pitkin, Lake, Park, northern Mesa, central and eastern Garfield
and eastern Rio Blanco Counties Locations include, but are not
limited to Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Hayden, Breckenridge,
Silverthorne, Eagle, Avon, Vail, Walden, Kremmling, Granby,
Georgetown, Central City, Aspen, Leadville, Fairplay, Grand
Junction, Palisade, De Beque, Parachute, Rifle, Glenwood Springs,
Carbondale, and Meeker

WHEN...900 AM Friday August 14 to 900 AM Saturday August 15

IMPACTS...Widespread heavy smoke has been observed across large
sections of northern, central, and western Colorado due to the
Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek wildfires. Smoke will gradually
diminish Friday morning as atmospheric mixing increases, with the
slowest improvement occurring in valley locations. By Friday
afternoon the wind at the fires will be out of a west to northwest
direction. This will bring periods of moderate to heavy smoke for
areas to the east and southeast of both wildfires, possibly
including locations as far away as the Continental Divide. By late
Friday evening smoke will begin to drain into lower lying areas
surrounding both fires. This will bring longer duration, heavy
smoke through early Saturday 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
eastern Garfield 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.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
352 AM MDT Fri Aug 14 2020

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
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
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
352 AM MDT Fri Aug 14 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Very warm and dry conditions will again prevail today. This combined
with afternoon wind gusts to 15 to 25 mph will elevate the fire

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Fire danger will remain elevated over the higher terrain Saturday
through Monday with only a slight chance of high based storms in
the afternoon.

Across the plains, there will be a chance of afternoon and evening
thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday with only a slight chance on
Monday. A few storms could be marginally severe over the plains on


Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.


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