Flathead County, Montana
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Air Quality Alert
MTC023-029-039-047-053-061-063-077-081-089-093-181605-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
905 AM MST TUE JAN 17 2017

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR DEER LODGE...FLATHEAD...GRANITE...LAKE...LINCOLN...
MINERAL...MISSOULA...POWELL...RAVALLI...SANDERS AND SILVER BOW COUNTIES
IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STRONG TEMPERATURE INVERSIONS
IN VALLEYS ACROSS WESTERN MONTANA. AIR QUALITY IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. MANY COUNTIES HAVE LOCAL INDOOR AND
OUTDOOR BURNING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE. SEE BELOW FOR LOCAL COUNTY
INFORMATION. THIS ALERT WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN AT 900 AM ON 1/18/2017.

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT PARTICULATES HAVE BEEN TRENDING
UPWARDS AND THAT AN EXCEEDENCE OF THE 24 HOUR NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR
QUALITY STANDARD (NAAQS) HAS OCCURRED OR MAY OCCUR IN THE NEAR
FUTURE.

PARTICULATE LEVELS IN SEELEY LAKE ARE UNHEALTHY.

PARTICULATE LEVELS IN BUTTE...FRENCHTOWN...MISSOULA AND HAMILTON ARE
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS.

WHEN AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY... STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS
RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART DISEASE...THE ELDERLY...
AND CHILDREN SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXERTION...EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD
LIMIT PROLONGED EXERTION.

WHEN AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS... STATE AND LOCAL
HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART
DISEASE...THE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED EXERTION.

IN SILVER BOW COUNTY CALL 406-723-9218 FOR LOCAL AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.

IN LINCOLN COUNTY CALL 406-293-5644 FOR LOCAL AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.

IN MISSOULA COUNTY VISIT WWW.MISSOULACOUNTY.US/CURRENTAQ OR CALL
406-258-3600 FOR LOCAL AIR QUALITY INFORMATION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION... VISIT THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY AT WWW.TODAYSAIR.MT.GOV.

$$

Winter Storm Warning
MTZ001-182045-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.W.0003.170117T2100Z-170119T0600Z/
142 PM MST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW AND POTENTIALLY FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL
MOVE OVER LINCOLN COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL
DIMINISH THIS EVENING...THEN INTENSIFY BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
PRECIPITATION WILL START OFF AS SNOW...THEN A PERIOD OF
FREEZING RAIN AND FINALLY TO ALL RAIN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
AREAS CLOSER TO THE MONTANA/IDAHO BORDER WILL EXPERIENCE THE
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS. REFREEZE ON ROADS IS POSSIBLE AFTER SUNSET
WEDNESDAY DUE TO COLD SUB SURFACE TEMPERATURES. HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF
LINCOLN COUNTY.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN
INCH...POTENTIALLY UP TO A QUARTER OF INCH FOR THE BULL RIVER UP
TOWARDS YAAK.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE: HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY,
HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY, HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD, AND
HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
MTZ003-182045-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0004.170118T0600Z-170119T0600Z/
142 PM MST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
11 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY
MORNING. THE PRECIPITATION WILL START OFF AS SNOW...THEN A
PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN AND FINALLY TO ALL RAIN BY WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. REFREEZE ON ROADS IS POSSIBLE AFTER SUNSET WEDNESDAY
DUE TO COLD SUB SURFACE TEMPERATURES. HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT TROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS: LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE: FLATHEAD LAKE, FLATHEAD VALLEY,
MISSION VALLEY, AND POLSON

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
MTZ002-005-043-182045-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0004.170118T0600Z-170119T0600Z/
142 PM MST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
11 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY
MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL START OFF AS SNOW...THEN A PERIOD OF
FREEZING RAIN AND FINALLY TO ALL RAIN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
REFREEZE ON ROADS IS POSSIBLE AFTER SUNSET WEDNESDAY DUE TO COLD
SUB SURFACE TEMPERATURES. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT TROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS: LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE: BAD ROCK CANYON, ESSEX, HIGHWAY 83
BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE, MARIAS PASS, POLEBRIDGE, BITTERROOT
VALLEY, MISSOULA, HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH, HIGHWAY 83
SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON, AND I-90 EAST MISSOULA TO BEARMOUTH

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