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MTC031-281500-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
900 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 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
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 WEST YELLOWSTONE 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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MTC089-281500-

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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IDC037-081-272000-

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IDAHO FALLS ID
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
200 PM MDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE IDAHO
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...

DUE TO WILDFIRE SMOKE, THE AIR QUALITY HAS BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS IN TETON AND CUSTER COUNTIES OF IDAHO. THIS
ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL AIR QUALITY HAS SIGNIFICANTLY
IMPROVED.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO INCREASED PARTICULATE OR
SMOKE LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT PROLONGED OR STRENUOUS
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. AN INCREASE IN SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA AND OTHER
RESPIRATORY AILMENTS ARE LIKELY. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ABOUT 2 PM MDT SATURDAY UNLESS
CONDITIONS IMPROVE AND THE ADVISORY IS NO LONGER NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENTS
WEBSITE AT HTTP://AIRQUALITY.DEQ.IDAHO.GOV

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DEQ AIR QUALITY ANALYST, AIR
QUALITY DIVISION, IDAHO FALLS IDAHO. CONTACT AT 208 528 2650.



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