Weather Alerts for Alamogordo

Issued by the National Weather Service

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
ALAMOGORDO

Areas Affected:
South Central Mountains
Effective: Tue, 5/28 3:58pm Updated: Tue, 5/28 11:56pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Wed, 5/29 4:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
AQAABQ

The following message is transmitted at the request of the New
Mexico Departments of Health and Environment, City of Albuquerque
Environmental Health, and the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality
Response Program.

* WHAT...Unhealthy air quality levels for sensitive groups due to
wildfire smoke.

* WHERE...In the vicinity of the Blue 2 Fire, Including areas just
north of Ruidoso to include Alto, Angus and Capitan.

* WHEN...Tonight through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...For sensitive groups, limit intense or lengthy physical
activity. It's OK to be active outside by take more breaks and do
less intense activities. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or
shortness of breath. For people with asthma, follow your asthma
action plan, if applicable, and keep quick relief medicine handy.
Watch for symptoms and take action if needed. For people with heart
disease, symptoms such as a fast pulse or heartbeat, shortness of
breath, or unusual weakness may indicate a health problem. If you
have any of these, call your health care provider.

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available
at https://nmtracking.doh.nm.gov/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

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.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.