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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 6:11 PM MDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on August 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 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.


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 5:33 AM MDT on August 29, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
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 from 2 PM this afternoon to
midnight MDT tonight.

* Winds: south to southwest increasing to 25 to 35 mph with higher
gusts by early 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.




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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:12 AM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Record or near record maximum temperatures for Aug 29...

Location forecast high record high
Chester 92 95 (2005)
Choteau 90 93 (1929)
Fort Benton 96 97 (2012)
Lewistown 92 94 (2005)


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