Quantcast

Thick haze hanging over Southern Colorado - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Thick haze hanging over Southern Colorado

Posted: Updated:
Haze from wildfires burning in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming contributes to haze over Colorado Springs on Sept. 4, 2017. Haze from wildfires burning in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming contributes to haze over Colorado Springs on Sept. 4, 2017.
COLORADO SPRINGS -

Wildfires burning in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are producing a thick haze hanging over Colorado Springs and Pueblo on Monday.

The smoke is one of the contributing factors that led to the Colorado Department of Public Health to issue an Air Quality advisory for communities along the Front Range and Eastern Plains.

The Department of Public Health recommends people limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality.

Health officials say the smoke is expected to decrease as the day moves along, but particles could still linger around the area this evening.

High temperatures across the area aren't helping matters either.

According to the First Alert 5 weather team, highs in Pueblo are expected to reach into the mid-nineties, while highs in Colorado Springs are expected to reach into the upper eighties, which will impact the air quality as well.

The smoke is not from any wildfires in Colorado. As of Monday, there are no major active wildfires burning in our state. Firefighters near Colorado Springs have received multiple calls about the smoke.

Dry, hot and windy conditions are contributing to red flag warnings covering millions of acres to the north of Colorado.

As of Monday, there are 43 active wildfires burning in Montana, 21 burning in Idaho and three in Wyoming.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Rampart Fire now 40 percent contained

    Rampart Fire now 40 percent contained

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:26:26 GMT

    Fire crews from several agencies responding to a wildfire on a ridge above the towns of Crystola and Green Mountain Falls.

    Fire crews from several agencies responding to a wildfire on a ridge above the towns of Crystola and Green Mountain Falls.

  • HOA head-scratcher: Northgate man threatened with lawsuit for replacing grass with rock

    HOA head-scratcher: Northgate man threatened with lawsuit for replacing grass with rock

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:36:14 GMT
    The Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Association threatened legal action against a homeowner who improperly replaced some dead grass with rocksThe Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Association threatened legal action against a homeowner who improperly replaced some dead grass with rocks

    The 4-foot by 4-foot patch of grass right at the end of Kevin Sabata's driveway has been a constant thorn in his side. It's bordered on three sides by concrete or asphalt. There's hardly any shade because the trees in his Wildwood Ridge subdivision are little more than saplings.  Despite all his efforts, Kevin just couldn't get the grass to grow.  "It just was not coming back," he said. Before long, fines started coming in from the Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Assoc...

    The 4-foot by 4-foot patch of grass right at the end of Kevin Sabata's driveway has been a constant thorn in his side. It's bordered on three sides by concrete or asphalt. There's hardly any shade because the trees in his Wildwood Ridge subdivision are little more than saplings.  Despite all his efforts, Kevin just couldn't get the grass to grow.  "It just was not coming back," he said. Before long, fines started coming in from the Wildwood Ridge Homeowners Assoc...

  • Suspected drunk driver crashes through multiple buildings in Pueblo

    Suspected drunk driver crashes through multiple buildings in Pueblo

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:32:17 GMT

    Early Friday morning, Pueblo P.D. officers responded to a disturbance at an establishment in the 600 block of North Main. 

    Early Friday morning, Pueblo P.D. officers responded to a disturbance at an establishment in the 600 block of North Main. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?