Coal Creek, CO (81221)

6:47 PM MDT on October 16, 2019 (GMT -0600)
Rockvale Colorado | | Change Station

Elev 5626 ft 38.36 °N, 105.17 °W | Updated 42 seconds ago

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64.2 °F
Feels Like 64.2 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from SSE
Gusts 3.0 mph

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Pressure 30.07 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 28 °F
Humidity 25%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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7:10 AM 6:21 PM
Waning Gibbous, 91% visible
METAR K1V6 170015Z AUTO 10SM CLR 20/M06 A3007 RMK AO2
Pressure 30.07 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 28 °F
Humidity 25%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:10 AM 6:21 PM
Waning Gibbous, 91% visible
METAR K1V6 170015Z AUTO 10SM CLR 20/M06 A3007 RMK AO2

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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 6:10 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.


610 PM MDT Wed Oct 16 2019

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.



310 PM MDT Wed Oct 16 2019

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.



310 PM MDT Wed Oct 16 2019

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.


910 am MDT Wed Oct 16 2019

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.



910 am MDT Wed Oct 16 2019

... 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... Chaffee, Fremont counties.

When... 800 am Wednesday October 16 to 900 am Thursday October 17

Additional details... prolonged periods of moderate to heavy smoke
are expected Wednesday morning from the Decker wildfire, located
in the Sangre de Cristo wilderness, approximately 2 miles south of
Salida. Winds will be light on Wednesday morning, increasing to
become breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Winds will be mainly out of
the west, possibly shifting to come from the northwest during the
late afternoon and early evening hours. This will transport smoke
to the east or southeast of the fire. The heaviest impacts from
smoke will be in areas in the immediate vicinity of the fire,
though lesser smoke impacts may be experienced in areas further
downwind. Overnight, light drainage winds will allow smoke to
settle in low lying areas immediately below the fire. Smoke
impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday
morning. Smoke will generally move to the east of the fire into
southeastern Chaffee and northwestern Fremont counties, and could
bring periods of heavy smoke to Salida, Cleora, Wellsville,
Howard, Coaldale, and Cotopaxi.

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.


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:48 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 9 PM MDT Thursday for
gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels for fire weather zones
220... 221... 222... 223... 224... 225... 226... 227... 228... 229... 230...
233... 236 and 237...

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels, which is in
effect from 11 am to 9 PM MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 220... 221... 222... 223...
224... 225... 226... 227... 228... 229... 230... 233... 236 and 237.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... 11 am through 9 PM MDT.

* Relative humidity... as low as 6 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 60s.

* Impacts... conditions may be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.