The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory for Mesa County and surrounding areas beginning October 22nd at 12:00pm until 10:00pm. Weather conditions will deteriorate over the weekend with southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. Low humidity will also contribute to critical fire conditions.
Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health cautions burn permit holders against burning this weekend. If conditions worsen, a No Burn Advisory may be issued to protect the health and safety of residents.
Residents, especially those with respiratory illnesses, are recommended to stay indoors and avoid prolonged outdoor exercise.
By regularly checking our Air Quality page, you can monitor conditions in real time and get an idea of what is forecasted. Keep in mind, conditions can change quickly. Our website provides a snapshot of air quality conditions, including ozone and fine particulates in the air. Residents can also check cameras around the valley, as well as an air sensor map that shows air quality at different locations across Mesa County.