Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Alert for Southeast Wyoming
An Air Quality Alert is in effect for much of southeast Wyoming, including Cheyenne and Laramie, through 1 p.m. Tuesday because of wildfire smoke.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne says the smoke is coming from the fires burning in Idaho.
The Wyoming Department of Health recommends the elderly, young children, and individuals with respiratory problems avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize outdoor activities during this time.
12PM 9/12 – Smoke transported from wildfires in Idaho is pushing into our area this afternoon. In coordination with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, an Air Quality Alert is in effect through 1 PM Tuesday. Sensitive groups should avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize time outdoors.
WYZ101>108-115>119-131745- Converse County Lower Elevations-Niobrara County-North Laramie Range- Ferris/Seminoe/Shirley Mountains-Shirley Basin- Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-East Platte County- Goshen County-Laramie Valley-South Laramie Range- South Laramie Range Foothills-Central Laramie County- East Laramie County- Including the cities of Douglas, Glenrock, Bill, Deer Creek, Lusk, Redbird, Garrett, Esterbrook, Seminoe Dam, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin, Bordeaux, Wheatland, Guernsey, Torrington, Laramie, Bosler, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, Horse Creek, Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs 1134 AM MDT Mon Sep 12 2022 ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT TUESDAY... The following message is transmitted on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division and the Wyoming Department of Health. WHAT...Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke. WHERE...Much of southeast Wyoming. Some locations impacted include but are not limited to Douglas, Lusk, Wheatland, Torrington, Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne, Laramie, Shirley Basin, and Muddy Gap. WHEN...1 PM MDT Monday until 1 PM MDT Tuesday. IMPACTS...Heavy smoke from distant wildfires. HEALTH INFORMATION...The Wyoming Department of Health recommends 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 effect. 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/