San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
Smoke Outlook for 6/12 - 6/13
SW Colorado 416 and Burro Fires
Issued at: 2018-06-12 14:43 UTC Outlook for SW Colorado
Fire size is about 21,131 acres, 15% contained. Fire weather conditions remain critical with the potential for significant fire growth today and tomorrow.
Dense smoke will settle over night into communities down drainage of the 416 and Burro fires including Durango, Hermosa, Bayfield, Dolores, Bondad and Aztec. These communities should see smoke clearing by early afternoon today and tomorrow as the inversion breaks. Afternoon up-valley flows will bring smoke into communities in the upper Animas River drainage, including Silverton and Lake City.
Consider When You Exercise Outside
Outdoor recreationists should consider reducing or discontinuing activities during times when it is smoky.
Daily AQI Forecast for Jun 12, 2018 YesterdayMon ForecastTueWedStationhourly6/11Comment for Today Tue, Jun 126/126/13 BondadSmoke lifting around noon today. Heavy smoke returning after midnight.DoloresSmoke clearing early this afternoon. Heavy smoke impacts returning early tomorrow morning.DurangoSmoke lifting late this morning with heavy impacts returning again late this evening.SilvertonSmoke impacts late afternoon, clearing by early evening.AztecSmoke impacts lifting early to late afternoon, with heavy smoke impacts returning early tomorrow morning.Issued 2018-06-12 14:43 UTC by Andrea Holland and Julie Hunter (t) Air Quality Index (AQI)Actions to Protect YourselfGoodNoneModerateUnusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.USGPeople within Sensitive Groups· should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.UnhealthyPeople within Sensitive Groups· should avoid all physical outdoor activity.Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.HazardousEveryone should avoid any outdoor activity.
Disclaimer: Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.
Issued by USFS Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program www.wildlandfiresmoke.net
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