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Air Quality Alert

MTC029-053-221424-

Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Great Falls MT
828 AM MDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT...

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air
quality alert for Flathead and Lincoln counties in effect until
conditions improve.  The air quality alert is due to smoke from
wildfires in northwest Montana. This alert will be updated again at
9AM on 8/23/2018.

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 are ranging between Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
and Unhealthy near active fires in Northwest Montana.

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.

For more information visit the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality at http://todaysair.mt.gov

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