Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
230 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR LINCOLN COUNTY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9AM AM ON 1/20/2017
DUE TO ELEVATED PARTICULATE CONCENTRATIONS. LINCOLN COUNTY HAS LOCAL
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR BURNING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE. SEE BELOW FOR LOCAL
COUNTY INFORMATION.THIS ALERT WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN AT 9AM AM ON
1/20/2017.

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 AND LIBBY 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.

IN LINCOLN COUNTY CALL 406-293-5644 FOR LOCAL AIR QUALITY
INFORMATION.

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

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