Active Weather Alerts
Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 8:46 PM Oct. 23, 2020 – National Weather Service
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible in the mountains and foothills, with 5 to 10 inches possible in the Boulder to Fort Collins Corridor. * WHERE...The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks, The Southern Front Range Foothills, South Park, Larimer County below 6000 feet and Northwest Weld County and Boulder and the western suburbs of Denver. * WHEN...From Sunday morning through late Sunday night. * IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult. Allow extra time to reach your destination safely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. &&
Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:11 PM Oct. 23, 2020 – National Weather Service
...ACTION DAY FOR PARTICULATES FROM 400 PM THURSDAY UNTIL 400 PM FRIDAY... The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued the following... WHAT...Action Day for Particulates. WHERE...Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld Counties WHEN...400 PM Thursday October 22 to 400 PM Friday October 23 IMPACTS...Action Day for Particulates is now in effect for the seven-county Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. Requests to limit driving of non- ZEV vehicles (i.e., gas or diesel) are now in effect until at least 4 PM Friday, October 23, 2020. Periods of very heavy smoke will continue in southern parts of Larimer County, including Estes Park, Glen Haven, and Drake. CDPHE strongly recommends residents in these areas to remain indoors as much as possible with the windows closed during periods of heavy smoke. Locally heavy smoke will also be possible in parts of Boulder County in close proximity to the Calwood and Left Hand Canyon wildfires. Lesser amounts of smoke are expected for locations below the wildfires along the Front Range Urban Corridor from Ft. Collins southward to Longmont, Boulder, and Denver, though brief periods of heavy smoke will remain possible so please be prepared to limit time outdoors Thursday and Friday. CDPHE requests that activities, such as driving non-ZEV vehicles (i.e., gas or diesel), be reduced to lessen the impacts on neighboring air quality. Additional air pollution in this region may directly worsen air quality or contribute to precursors which may also adversely affect air quality. For Colorado air quality conditions, forecasts and advisories, visit: https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx HEALTH INFORMATION...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.