Denver ranks among the most polluted cities in the world

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It is nary concealed that Denver’s aerial prime has been bad this past month. But if you look astatine however it compares connected a planetary scale, you mightiness beryllium amazed connected however precocious the metropolis ranks.

On Friday morning, Denver ranked successful the apical 10 of cities crossed the satellite with the worst aerial prime and pollution.

Enjoy the improved aerial conditions today, due to the fact that fume returns tomorrow. Only fig 9 contiguous (and dropping) connected the planetary database of aerial prime and pollution. We were apical 5 conscionable yesterday!

— Heather Brinkmann (@WeatherHx) August 6, 2021

According to IQAir, Denver ranked No. 9 connected the database aboriginal Friday morning. Even worse, the metropolis ranked successful the apical 5 conscionable a time before.

And portion Denver prides itself connected doing everything it tin to mitigate all kinds of pollution, the metropolis cannot rather halt this one. The accrued fume Denver has been seeing is from wood fires successful the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada.

Air prime alerts proceed to beryllium successful spot for the city, and Friday marks the 32nd consecutive time of those alerts. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that the aerial volition proceed to beryllium unhealthy for those with respiratory issues and urges residents to bounds clip outdoors.

The latest fume forecast for Friday shows Denver to person a interruption during the day, but according to the National Weather Service, different plume arrives by precocious evening.

Latest fume forecast: We'll spot betterment done contiguous 😃, but past different plume arrives precocious contiguous done Saturday. 😢

Who sees the upwind disturbance moving from confederate Idaho into Southwest Nebraska by Saturday eve? #AtmosphereIsAFluid #COwx

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 6, 2021

With the signifier shift, fume volition instrumentality this play and truthful volition the mostly adust conditions and blistery temperatures. Denver is forecast to spot 90s this play which volition lone adhd to our accrued ozone levels.

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