Swcc Regional Smoke Outlook June 17
Incident: Silver Fire Wildfire
Updated 1400 MDT June 17, 2013
Valid until conditions change
At this time smoke impacts are limited to those communities near active fires, primarily from drainage smoke that is heaviest in the early morning, and typically lifts by mid-morning. Potentially unhealthy conditions (visibility of 1.5 to 2.75 miles or less) can always occur where there are wildfires. If they do, sensitive groups such as people with heart and/or lung disease, adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant women should avoid all outdoor activities until air quality improves. Everyone else should minimize outdoor activities.
Your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Even if you smell smoke, the air quality may still be good. Remember: if visibility is 11 miles and up, the air quality is Good; six to ten miles, air quality is Moderate; three to five miles, air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups; one and a half to two and three quarter miles, air quality is Unhealthy; one to one and a quarter miles, air quality is Very Unhealthy; and one mile or less, air quality is Hazardous.
Be aware that swamp coolers pull smoke from the outside into your house and should not be used when conditions outside are smoky.For information about health effects of smoke, including actions individuals can take to protect themselves, and guidance on distances and visibility, based on the location of current fires, please visit, nmtracking.org/fire.
Updated information on fire activity in the Southwest can be found in the SWCC Morning
Additional smoke information can be found at the SWCC Smoke Impact Awareness page.
The posting of this outlook will be discontinued until smoke impacts change.