Kootenai/Cabinet Region

 Air Quality Alert  Statement as of 6:11 PM MDT on August 28, 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 Great Falls is currently very
unhealthy.

Air quality in St Mary... Helena and Lewistown is currently
unhealthy.

Air quality in Bozeman is currently unhealthy for sensitive
groups.

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.


611 PM MDT Fri Aug 28 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 Great Falls is currently very
unhealthy.

Air quality in St Mary... Helena and Lewistown is currently
unhealthy.

Air quality in Bozeman is currently unhealthy for sensitive
groups.

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.



1025 am MDT Fri Aug 28 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 St Mary... Browning... and Great Falls is currently
very unhealthy.

Air quality in Helena and Lewistown is currently unhealthy.

Air quality in Bozeman is currently unhealthy for sensitive
groups.

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.



1025 am MDT Fri Aug 28 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 St Mary... Browning... and Great Falls is currently
very unhealthy.

Air quality in Helena and Lewistown is currently unhealthy.

Air quality in Bozeman is currently unhealthy for sensitive
groups.

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.


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
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.


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
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 Warning  Statement as of 10:33 am MDT on August 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
and decrease.

* Minimum humidities: 10 to 15 percent is expected. Humidity
recovery Saturday evening will be good.

* Thunderstorms: isolated mainly dry thunderstorms.





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