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Posted on: August 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Widespread smoke and haze through the weekend in many parts of Nye

Smoke Tonopah on August 6th (jpeg) Photo in Tonopah from August 6th

National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement 

NOTE: Nye County Department of Emergency Management is encouraging vulnerable populations, especially those with raspatory issues, to remain indoors and not travel unless necessary. Haze has been reported in Beatty and Tonopah.

Smoke from large wildfires over northern California and southwest Oregon has overrun northern and central Nevada and is expected to last through the weekend. Smoke could be dense enough to bring limited visibility and degraded air quality.

Here are some smoke and air quality safety tips:

  1. Reduce or stop outdoor activity and stay inside.
  2.  Keep AC on if available, the fresh-air intake closed, filter clean, and windows closed.
  3. Pay attention to air quality on AirNow.gov.
  4. Follow the advice of your doctor, especially those with heart or lung disease.
  5.  Wet or dry clothes, dust, or surgical masks do not protect you from ozone or fine particulates.


National Weather Service statement

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