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Air Quality Alert

COC043-015-142200-
Fremont-Chaffee-
810 AM MDT Mon Oct 14 2019

...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 400 PM
SUNDAY UNTIL 400 PM MONDAY...

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

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

WHERE...Chaffee, Fremont Counties.

WHEN...400 PM Sunday October 13 to 400 PM Monday October 14

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Sunday into Monday afternoon from the Decker
wildfire, located in far northeast Saguache County approximately 8
miles south of Poncha Springs. Although gusty winds may disperse
smoke concentrations across the advisory area during the afternoon
the, smoke is expected to increase Sunday and Monday afternoon
during the daytime hours. Gusty winds will increase fire activity
on both days and overnight smoke will settle in low laying areas
east of the fire. Smoke impacts are expected to continue through
at least Monday afternoon. Smoke will generally move to the east
of the fire into southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont
county line, and could bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida,
Cleora, Wellsville, Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

HEALTH INFORMATION...Public Health Recommendations: Increasing
likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals,
aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in
people with cardiopulmonary disease and older adults. People with
heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce
prolonged or heavy exertion.

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
558 AM MDT Mon Oct 14 2019

COZ058>089-093>099-151200-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
558 AM MDT Mon Oct 14 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A combination of gusty winds, low humidity, and dry fuels will
result in high fire danger across much of southern Colorado from
late this morning through early this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Gusty winds along with warm dry weather will have the potential to
cause widespread critical fire weather conditions on Thursday.

A Pacific storm will affect the region this weekend into early
next week. This system will have the potential to bring some
accumulating snow to the mountains, and possibly the plains Sunday
night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

LINE/Hodanish




Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
417 AM MDT Mon Oct 14 2019

...A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels
is in effect from 11 AM MDT until 8 PM MDT today, for fire
weather zones 220 through 223 and 225 through 230, which includes
Lake, Chaffee, Teller, and Fremont counties, the eastern San
Juan, La Garita, Sangre de Cristo, and Wet Mountains, the Wet
Mountain Valley, and El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano, and western Las
Animas Counties...

COZ220-222-223-150200-
/O.EXT.KPUB.FW.W.0021.191014T1700Z-191015T0200Z/
Upper Arkansas River Valley Including Lake County and Chaffee
County-Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
Eastern San Juan Mountains and La Garita Mountains Including Wolf
Creek Pass and Creede-
417 AM MDT Mon Oct 14 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 220...222 AND 223...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 220...222 and 223.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 8 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
  growth, and spread of fires.

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.

&&

$$



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