CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke

Issued for north-central and northwestern Colorado

Issued at 8 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Affected area:  Routt, Jackson, Grand, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Pitkin, Lake, and Park Counties. Locations include, but are not limited to Steamboat Springs, Walden, Hot Sulphur Springs, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Breckenridge, Central City, Georgetown, Aspen, Leadville, and Fairplay.

Advisory in effect: 8 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to 9 a.m. MDT, Thursday, August 12, 2021.

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.

Outlook: Moderate to heavy concentrations of smoke from out-of-state wildfires will continue to move into Colorado on Wednesday, affecting northwestern and north-central Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday.  Expect the heaviest smoke impacts in sheltered valley locations where atmospheric mixing is more limited. Some intermittent clearing is possible on Wednesday, however residual health impacts may linger from prolonged exposure to elevated smoke concentrations.
 

For the latest smoke outlook, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/addendum.aspx#smoke

For more information about smoke and your health, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

For the latest Colorado statewide air quality conditions, forecasts, and advisories, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx

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Aviso de calidad del aire para humo proveniente de incendios forestales

Expedido para de noroeste y el centro-norte de Colorado
Expedido en 8:00 AM MDT, miércoles 11 de agosto, 2021

Expedido por el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado

Áreas cubiertas: condados de Routt, Jackson, Grand, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Pitkin, Lake, y Park. Las ciudades y puntos de interés incluyen, entre otros Steamboat Springs, Walden, Hot Sulphur Springs, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Breckenridge, Central City, Georgetown, Aspen, Leadville, y Fairplay.

Aviso en vigor: 8:00 AM MDT, miércoles, 11 de agosto, 2021 a 9:00 AM MDT, jueves, 12 de agosto,
2021.

Recomendaciones de salud pública: Si el humo es denso o se vuelve denso en su vecindario, es posible que desee permanecer en áreas cerradas, especialmente quienes padecen enfermedades cardíacas, respiratorias, los más jóvenes y los ancianos. Considere la posibilidad de limitar las actividades al aire libre cuando haya humo moderado o intenso. Considere la posibilidad de moverse de lugar temporalmente si hay humo en áreas interiores y le hace sentir mal. Si la visibilidad es inferior a 5 millas [aproximadamente 8 km] debido al humo en su vecindario, éste ha alcanzado niveles que no son saludables.

Pronóstico: Concentraciones moderadas a intensas de humo de los incendios forestales de California continuarán llegando a Colorado los días miércoles y jueves, afectando las zonas del noroeste y el centro-norte de Colorado. Se espera que los impactos del humo más denso se produzcan en lugares protegidos del valle, donde la mezcla atmosférica es más limitada. Es posible que ocurra un despeje intermitente durante miércoles y jueves, sin embargo, el impacto residual a la salud puede persistir, dada la exposición prolongada a las concentraciones elevadas de humo.

CDPHE: Air quality health advisory in Garfield County for wildfire smoke