Lower Rio Grande Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert
Issued: 2:27 PM MDT Aug. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

Smoke from wildfires burning over California, Oregon, and Nevada is
being transported southeastward into New Mexico today. Smoke will
have significant impacts on air quality over much of central and
western New Mexico through this evening. A few communities where
impacts will likely continue include Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Santa
Fe, Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Socorro, and Edgewood. East winds
developing in the Rio Grande Valley late this evening will help force
smoke westward out of the area. Smoke impacts will likely continue
over western New Mexico through Monday morning.

Remember, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it is safe to
be outside. If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for Young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, Young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.



227 PM MDT sun Aug 19 2018

Smoke from wildfires burning over California, Oregon, and Nevada is
being transported southeastward into New Mexico today. Smoke will
have significant impacts on air quality over much of central and
western New Mexico through this evening. A few communities where
impacts will likely continue include Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Santa
Fe, Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Socorro, and Edgewood. East winds
developing in the Rio Grande Valley late this evening will help force
smoke westward out of the area. Smoke impacts will likely continue
over western New Mexico through Monday morning.

Remember, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it is safe to
be outside. If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for Young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, Young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.