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...Air Quality Alert from the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality is in Effect...

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air
quality alert for Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon,
Cascade, Chouteau, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier,
Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis
and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula,
Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powell, Ravalli,
Sanders, Silver Bow, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole,
Treasure, Wheatland, and Yellowstone counties in effect until 10 AM
MDT 9/13/2022  This alert will be updated again at 10 AM MDT
9/13/2022.

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 0400 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Hamilton are Very Unhealthy.

As of 0400 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Seeley Lake, the Flathead
Valley, Missoula, Libby, Dillon, Thompson Falls, Frenchtown, and
Helena are Unhealthy.

As of 0400 PM MDT, Particulate levels in the Billings - Lockwood
area, Miles City, Bozeman, and Broadus are Unhealthy for Sensitive
Groups.

As of 0400 PM MDT, Particulate levels in Cut Bank, Malta, West
Yellowstone, Lewistown, Great Falls, Butte, and Sidney are Moderate.

When air quality is Very Unhealthy... State and local health
officials recommend that people with respiratory or heart disease,
the elderly, and children should avoid any outdoor activity;
everyone else should avoid prolonged exertion.

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.

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