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 SAT AUG 27 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 THE COMMUNITY OF THOMPSON FALLS IN SANDERS COUNTY.
THIS ALERT WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN AT 900AM ON AUGUST 28...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.

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.

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

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