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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 6:06 PM MDT on August 27, 2015

Expires 2:00 PM EDT 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 Beaverhead... Blaine... Broadwater...
Cascade... Chouteau... Fergus... Gallatin... Glacier... hill...
Jefferson... Judith Basin... Lewis And Clark... Liberty...
Madison... Meagher... Pondera... Teton... and Toole counties...
in effect until further notice.

This update has added Gallatin County back into the alert area.

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 St. Mary... Browning... Helena... Great
Falls... and Lewistown are unhealthy.

Particulate levels in Bozeman are moderate.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of
environmental quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.


606 PM MDT Thu Aug 27 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Beaverhead... Blaine... Broadwater...
Cascade... Chouteau... Fergus... Gallatin... Glacier... hill...
Jefferson... Judith Basin... Lewis And Clark... Liberty...
Madison... Meagher... Pondera... Teton... and Toole counties...
in effect until further notice.

This update has added Gallatin County back into the alert area.

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 St. Mary... Browning... Helena... Great
Falls... and Lewistown are unhealthy.

Particulate levels in Bozeman are moderate.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of
environmental quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



1211 PM MDT Thu Aug 27 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Beaverhead... Blaine... Broadwater... Cascade... Chouteau...
Glacier... hill... Jefferson... Judith Basin... Fergus... Lewis And
Clark... Liberty... Madison... Meagher... Pondera... Teton and Toole
counties in effect 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... Helena... Great Falls and
Lewistown is currently unhealthy.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



1211 PM MDT Thu Aug 27 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for Beaverhead... Blaine... Broadwater... Cascade... Chouteau...
Glacier... hill... Jefferson... Judith Basin... Fergus... Lewis And
Clark... Liberty... Madison... Meagher... Pondera... Teton and Toole
counties in effect 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... Helena... Great Falls and
Lewistown is currently unhealthy.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of environmental
quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.


Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:24 PM MDT on August 27, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening for gusty winds and low humidity across the
Flathead/Glacier park... salish and Kootenai reservation... east
Lolo... Bitterroot... deerlodge/west Beaverhead... east Beaverhead...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity... which
is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* Winds: south to southwest winds will increase to 25 to 35 mph
with higher gusts by early Saturday afternoon across the watch
area. The winds will shift to the west and northwest during the
late afternoon and evening and decrease.

* Minimum humidities: minimum humidity of 15 to 25 percent is
expected across the watch area. Humidity recovery Saturday
evening will be good.

* Thunderstorms: isolated mainly dry thunderstorms.

* Timing: a cold front will approach the Montana/Idaho border
midday Saturday and move across western Montana Saturday
afternoon and evening. A wind shift... with a slight chance of
thunderstorms and higher relative humidity... will occur with the
frontal passage. Strong winds will continue at high elevations
along the Continental Divide through the evening... especially
for fire zone 105... but with much higher relative humidity.



950 am MDT Thu Aug 27 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening
for low relative humidity and gusty winds for fire weather zone
112...

* affected area... fire weather zone 112.

* Wind... west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* Humidity... 9 to 19 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.




Record Report

Statement as of 9:11 PM EDT on August 27, 2015

...Record Warm Minimum Temperatures For Aug 27 In Southwest
Montana...


Location new record old record year set records began
Boulder 61 56 2010 1891
Dillon Airport 58 57 2003 1929
Townsend 63 61 2010 1948

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