Grand Junction, CO - We've all seen it for the past few weeks; smoke entrenched in the surrounding mountains, air quality warnings on our smartphones, and health departments taking action by communicating health warnings to the public.
Earlier in April of this year, the city of Grand Junction has prepared itself for what we're currently experiencing.
More than 20 air quality monitors manufactured and installed by PurpleAir can be found all around Grand Junction and are free for anyone to use.
To get started, head to www.purpleair.com to begin. Once you're on the website, click on the map option, and then zoom in on your location. You can click on each air quality monitor to get a sense of the air in your area.
More information about the current air quality can be found in the tabs, and offer information on air trends, particles in the air, and air sensor's properties.
If you or someone you know is sensitive to lower air quality or has respiratory issues, they can find out more about their symptoms and other advice by going to Mesa County Public Health's website.
You can find their website by going to health.mesacounty.us or by giving them a call at (970) 248-6900.
MCPH has also lifted their air quality warning as of 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.