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Air Quality Alert Message
Montana Department of Environmental Quality Helena MT
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
815 AM MDT FRI AUG 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
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
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 Warning
1033 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE KOOTENAI...WEST LOLO...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY.
* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS BY EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. RIDGETOPS AND ANY
EXPOSED ELEVATIONS WILL SEE GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: 10 TO 15 PERCENT IS EXPECTED. HUMIDITY
RECOVERY SATURDAY EVENING WILL BE GOOD.
* THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED MAINLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS.