Glacier County, Montana
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Air Quality Alert
MTC001-005-007-013-015-027-031-035-041-043-045-049-051-057-059-073-
099-101-301645-
BEAVERHEAD-BLAINE-BROADWATER-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-FERGUS-GALLATIN-
GLACIER-HILL-JEFFERSON-JUDITH BASIN-LEWIS AND CLARK-LIBERTY-MADISON-
MEAGHER-PONDERA-TETON-TOOLE-
1035 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

AIR QUALITY IN BROWNING AND HELENA IS CURRENTLY VERY UNHEALTHY.

AIR QUALITY IN ST MARY...GREAT FALLS...BOZEMAN...AND LEWISTOWN IS
CURRENTLY UNHEALTHY.

WHEN AIR QUALITY LEVELS ARE VERY UNHEALTHY...STATE AND LOCAL
HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART
DISEASE... THE ELDERLY...AND CHILDREN SHOULD AVOID ANY OUTDOOR
ACTIVITY; EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXERTION.

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

$$

Fire Weather Warning
MTZ112-114-116>118-300300-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0011.150829T1800Z-150830T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
LINCOLN RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HELENA NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
456 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 112... 114...116...117 AND 118...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 114.
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 116. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117. FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 118.

* WIND...SOUTHERLY WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...SHIFTING TO WEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 35 MPH BY EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY. A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE HIGH FIRE GROWTH
POTENTIAL.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

Fire Weather Warning
MTZ105-107>109-300600-
/O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150830T0600Z/
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-
BITTERROOT-
604 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER
PARK...SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION...EAST LOLO...BITTERROOT...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON. RIDGETOPS AND ANY EXPOSED
ELEVATIONS WILL SEE GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO
THE WEST AND NORTHWEST DURING THE EVENING AND DECREASE.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: 10 TO 15 PERCENT IS EXPECTED. HUMIDITY
RECOVERY THIS EVENING WILL BE GOOD.

* THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED MAINLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

High Wind Watch
MTZ009-010-300500-
/O.NEW.KTFX.HW.A.0012.150830T1800Z-150831T0600Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROWNING...HEART BUTTE...CUT BANK
254 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKY
MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 3PM AND 9PM MDT SUNDAY. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN
FIRST ALONG THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT...THEN SPREAD
EASTWARD ONTO THE ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A COLD FRONT PASSING SATURDAY EVENING WILL BRING
COOLER AND MORE HUMID CONDITIONS TO THE AREA SUNDAY. WINDS WILL
INCREASE AGAIN AS THE SECOND AND POTENTIALLY STRONGER FRONT
MOVES ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. ALTHOUGH HUMIDITY OF 25 TO 40
PERCENT WILL REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CRITERIA...
STRONG WINDS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAINTAIN EXTREME BEHAVIOR ON
EXISTING FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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