Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
900 AM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR SANDERS COUNTY IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE
TO NEARBY WILDFIRE ACTIVITY.  SIGNIFICANT AIR QUALITY IMPACTS ARE
EXPECTED IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF GALLATIN COUNTY NEAR YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK AND IN PARTS OF SANDERS COUNTY.  THIS ALERT WILL BE
UPDATED AGAIN AT 900AM ON SEPTEMBER 1...2016.

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 THOMPSON FALLS ARE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE
GROUPS.

WHEN AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS... STATE AND LOCAL
HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY OR HEART
DISEASE...THE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED EXERTION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION... VISIT THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY AT WWW.TODAYSAIR.MT.GOV.

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