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Air Quality Alert

MTC031-251500-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1145 AM WED AUG 24 2016

THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR
QUALITY ALERT FOR GALLATIN COUNTY IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE
TO NEARBY WILDFIRE ACTIVITY.   SIGNIFICANT AIR QUALITY IMPACTS ARE
BEING REPORTED 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
25...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 WEST YELLOWSTONE 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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