Air Quality Advisories Persist For Much Of Wyoming
Another late summer day in Wyoming brings with it another round of air quality alerts throughout the Cowboy State.
The National Weather Service on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has issued air quality advisories for virtually the entirety of Wyoming.
All of the advisories will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The following areas are impacted:
- Yellowstone National Park
- Big Horn County
- Washakie County
- Natrona County - Lower Elevations
- Johnson County
- Teton County
- Lincoln County
- Campbell County
- Weston County
- Crook County
According to the Wyoming Department of Health:
"[T]he elderly, young children and individuals with respiratory problems (should) avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize outdoor activities during this time. Wildfire smoke is made up of a variety of pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, which can cause respiratory health effects. Although these people are most susceptible to health impacts, the Department of Health also advises that everyone should avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality conditions."