Denver climate: Smoke plume worsens air high quality Thursday, count on cloudy skies


After Wednesday’s winds escalated huge wildfires, a smoke plume has blanketed the area.

The Colorado Division of Public Well being and Surroundings issued an air high quality alert Thursday for Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, western Arapahoe, western Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties via at the very least four p.m. The alert warns residents to scale back outside actions as there may be extra air air pollution as a result of smoke plume.
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In addition to the smoke plume, clouds will return to the skies Thursday with milder winds as temperatures drop to a seasonal vary. Count on a excessive close to 57 levels. The Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder predicts gentle winds within the Denver metro space at speeds of 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures will dip under freezing Wednesday night time with partly cloudy skies. The low is anticipated to drop to 29 levels. NWS says winds will stay gentle with speeds remaining within the 5-to-10 mph vary.
By the beginning of the weekend, temperatures will go up barely and there will probably be much less cloud protection.

Right now we count on a smoke plume off the bottom above Ft. Collins/Loveland/Greeley & NE of Denver. On the floor, smoke will probably be primarily close to the fires, then enhance close to the foothills and Denver late within the day. Extra smoke from a hearth close to Kremmling would transfer throughout Denver. #cowx
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 15, 2020

A lot cooler at the moment throughout northeast Colorado.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 15, 2020


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