812  
AEUS75 KABQ 192027  
AQAABQ  
NMZ501>508-510-511-517>526-200600-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
227 PM MDT SUN AUG 19 2018  
 
SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES BURNING OVER CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND NEVADA IS  
BEING TRANSPORTED SOUTHEASTWARD INTO NEW MEXICO TODAY. SMOKE WILL  
HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON AIR QUALITY OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND  
WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FEW COMMUNITIES WHERE  
IMPACTS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INCLUDE FARMINGTON, GALLUP, GRANTS, SANTA  
FE, ALBUQUERQUE, LOS LUNAS, BELEN, SOCORRO, AND EDGEWOOD. EAST WINDS  
DEVELOPING IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY LATE THIS EVENING WILL HELP FORCE  
SMOKE WESTWARD OUT OF THE AREA. SMOKE IMPACTS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE  
OVER WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.  
 
REMEMBER, YOUR EYES ARE YOUR BEST TOOLS TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO  
BE OUTSIDE. IF VISIBILITY IS:  
 
UNDER 5 MILES, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,  
ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART  
AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESS.  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SHOULD BE MINIMIZED.  
 
AROUND 3 MILES, YOUNG CHILDREN, ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT  
WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER  
RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  
 
AROUND 1 MILE, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE. PEOPLE  
SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS AND AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING  
RUNNING ERRANDS. UNLESS AN EVACUATION HAS BEEN ISSUED, STAY INSIDE  
YOUR HOME, INDOOR WORKPLACE, OR IN A SAFE SHELTER.  
 

 
 
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