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Air Quality Alert

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Air Quality Alert
Relayed by National Weather Service Great Falls MT
415 PM MDT Sun Aug 1 2021

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT...

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air
quality alert for Big Horn, Broadwater, Carbon, Glacier, Jefferson,
Lake, Lewis and Clark, Mineral, Missoula, Rosebud, Sanders,
Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties in effect until further notice.
due to elevated particulate concentrations from local and regional
fires This alert will be updated again at 9 AM MDT 8/2/21.

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.

As of 4 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Thompson Falls are Unhealthy

As of 4 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Billings, Birney, Cut Bank,
Helena, and Missoula are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

As of 4 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Bozeman, Broadus, Butte,
Columbia Falls, Frenchtown, Great Falls, Hamilton, Lewistown, Libby,
Malta, Seeley Lake, West Yellowstone are Moderate

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.

When air quality is Moderate... State and local health officials
recommend that unusually sensitive people should consider reducing
prolonged or heavy exertion.

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



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