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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 9:50 AM MDT on August 24, 2015

Expires 11:30 AM EDT on August 28, 2015


The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Deer Lodge, Granite, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln,
Powell, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, and Silver Bow in
effect *until further notice*.

An air quality alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedance of the 24 hour National ambient air
quality Standard (naaqs) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels from local and regional wildfires are unhealthy
to very unhealthy across all of western Montana.

When air quality levels are very unhealthy... the Montana
department of health and human services recommends that people
with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should
avoid any outdoor activity. Everyone else should avoid prolonged
exertion.

When air quality levels are unhealthy... the Montana department of
health and human services recommends that people with respiratory or
heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged
exertion. Everyone else should limit prolonged exertion.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at http://www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



950 am MDT Mon Aug 24 2015

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Deer Lodge, Granite, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln,
Powell, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, and Silver Bow in
effect *until further notice*.

An air quality alert means that particulates have been trending
upwards and that an exceedance of the 24 hour National ambient air
quality Standard (naaqs) has occurred or may occur in the near
future.

Particulate levels from local and regional wildfires are unhealthy
to very unhealthy across all of western Montana.

When air quality levels are very unhealthy... the Montana
department of health and human services recommends that people
with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should
avoid any outdoor activity. Everyone else should avoid prolonged
exertion.

When air quality levels are unhealthy... the Montana department of
health and human services recommends that people with respiratory or
heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged
exertion. Everyone else should limit prolonged exertion.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at http://www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.


Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 1:24 PM MDT on August 27, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening for gusty winds and low humidity across the
Flathead/Glacier park... salish and Kootenai reservation... east
Lolo... Bitterroot... deerlodge/west Beaverhead... east Beaverhead...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity... which
is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* Winds: south to southwest winds will increase to 25 to 35 mph
with higher gusts by early Saturday afternoon across the watch
area. The winds will shift to the west and northwest during the
late afternoon and evening and decrease.

* Minimum humidities: minimum humidity of 15 to 25 percent is
expected across the watch area. Humidity recovery Saturday
evening will be good.

* Thunderstorms: isolated mainly dry thunderstorms.

* Timing: a cold front will approach the Montana/Idaho border
midday Saturday and move across western Montana Saturday
afternoon and evening. A wind shift... with a slight chance of
thunderstorms and higher relative humidity... will occur with the
frontal passage. Strong winds will continue at high elevations
along the Continental Divide through the evening... especially
for fire zone 105... but with much higher relative humidity.



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