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AEUS75 KRIW 091802  
AQARIW  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY  
1202 PM MDT FRI OCT 9 2020  
 
WYZ022-101800-  
CASPER MOUNTAIN-  
1202 PM MDT FRI OCT 9 2020  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT SATURDAY FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL NOON
 
 
THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, AIR QUALITY  
DIVISION, AND THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAVE ISSUED AN AIR  
QUALITY ALERT, IN EFFECT SATURDAY FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL NOON MDT.  
 
* WHAT...AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE.  
 
* WHERE...SOUTHEAST NATRONA COUNTY.  
 
* WHEN...SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL NOON MDT.  
 
IMPACTS...SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES CONTINUES TO BE OBSERVED ACROSS  
PORTIONS OF WYOMING, ESPECIALLY THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE STATE.  
THE SMOKE IS LIMITING VISIBILITIES.  
 
HEALTH INFORMATION...IT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF  
HEALTH THAT THE ELDERLY, YOUNG CHILDREN, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH  
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AVOID EXCESSIVE PHYSICAL EXERTION AND MINIMIZE  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THIS TIME. WILDFIRE SMOKE IS MADE UP OF A  
VARIETY OF POLLUTANTS, INCLUDING PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE, WHICH  
CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY HEALTH EFFECTS. ALTHOUGH THESE PEOPLE ARE MOST  
SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEALTH IMPACTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ALSO ADVISES  
THAT EVERYONE SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO POOR AIR QUALITY  
CONDITIONS.  
 
CURRENT CONDITIONS...THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  
QUALITY, AIR QUALITY DIVISION OFFERS NEAR REAL-TIME AIR QUALITY DATA  
FOR WYOMING'S MONITORING STATIONS AND HEALTH EFFECTS INFORMATION TO  
HELP THE PUBLIC INTERPRET CURRENT CONDITIONS. CURRENT AIR QUALITY  
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE STATE OF WYOMING CAN BE FOUND AT  
HTTP://WWW.WYVISNET.COM/.  
 

 
 
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