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Montana, Judith Basin

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

Statement as of 8:59 PM MDT on August 27, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening for low humidity and gusty shifting winds for
fire weather zones 114... 116... 117 and 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening.

* Affected area... 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.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. 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 Fire Weather Watch.




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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