Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
904 AM MST MON JAN 16 2017

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR DEER LODGE...FLATHEAD...GRANITE...LAKE...LINCOLN...
MINERAL...MISSOULA...POWELL...RAVALLI...SANDERS AND SILVER BOW COUNTIES
IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STRONG TEMPERATURE INVERSIONS
IN VALLEYS ACROSS WESTERN MONTANA. AIR QUALITY IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.  MANY COUNTIES HAVE LOCAL INDOOR AND
OUTDOOR BURNING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE. SEE BELOW FOR LOCAL COUNTY
INFORMATION. THIS ALERT WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN AT 900 AM ON 1/17/2017.

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 SEELEY LAKE ARE UNHEALTHY.

PARTICULATE LEVELS IN FRENCHTOWN...MISSOULA AND HAMILTON ARE UNHEALTHY
FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS.

WHEN AIR QUALITY IS 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.

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 Silver Bow County call 406-723-9218 for local air quality
information.

In Lincoln County call 406-293-5644 for local air quality
information.

In Missoula County visit www.missoulacounty.us/currentaq or call 406-
258-3600 for local air quality information.

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

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