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AEUS75 KGJT 301411  
AQAGJT  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
810 AM MDT WED SEP 30 2020  
 
COC107-011500-  
ROUTT-  
810 AM MDT WED SEP 30 2020  
 
...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 800 AM  
WEDNESDAY UNTIL 900 AM THURSDAY...  
 
THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HAS  
ISSUED THE FOLLOWING...  
 
WHAT...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE.  
 
WHERE...ROUTT AND JACKSON COUNTIES. LOCATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT  
LIMITED TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CLARK, WALDEN, AND COALMONT.  
 
WHEN...800 AM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 TO 900 AM THURSDAY OCTOBER 01  
 
IMPACTS...AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SMOKE CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS  
THE ADVISORY AREA WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM THE MIDDLE FORK WILDFIRE.  
SMOKE WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AS  
ATMOSPHERIC MIXING INCREASES. BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TRANSPORT  
WINDS AT THE FIRE WILL BE OUT OF A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION. THIS  
WILL SEND SMOKE TO LOCATIONS SOUTHEAST OF THE FIRE, POSSIBLE  
BRINGING PERIODS OF HEAVY SMOKE TO SOUTHERN PARTS OF JACKSON  
COUNTY. THE WIND WILL DECREASE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND SMOKE WILL  
BEGIN TO DRAIN TO LOWER ELEVATIONS SURROUNDING THE FIRE, MOSTLY  
IMPACTING THE MAD CREEK DRAINAGE WESTWARD TO ROUTT COUNTY ROAD 129  
BETWEEN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND CLARK.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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