Lewis and Clark

Air Quality Alert:

Issued at: 12:11 PM MDT on August 27, 2015, expires at: 12:00 PM MDT on August 28, 2015
  • ...Air quality alert in effect until further notice... The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air quality alert for Beaverhead...Blaine...Broadwater...Cascade...Chouteau... Glacier...hill...Jefferson...Judith Basin...Fergus...Lewis And Clark...Liberty...Madison...Meagher...Pondera...Teton and Toole counties in effect until further notice. 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. Air quality in St Mary...Browning...Helena...Great Falls and Lewistown is currently unhealthy. When air quality levels are 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. 1211 PM MDT Thu Aug 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until further notice... The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air quality alert for Beaverhead...Blaine...Broadwater...Cascade...Chouteau... Glacier...hill...Jefferson...Judith Basin...Fergus...Lewis And Clark...Liberty...Madison...Meagher...Pondera...Teton and Toole counties in effect until further notice. 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. Air quality in St Mary...Browning...Helena...Great Falls and Lewistown is currently unhealthy. When air quality levels are 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.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Air Quality Alert: Smoke will continue to be a health concern through Friday and possibly the weekend.

Monsoon moisture is combining with surface heating to bring a few wet and dry showers and thunderstorms to southwest Montana, mainly from Butte and Bozeman south to the Idaho border.  Most of this will end Thursday evening.  Otherwise, clear to partly cloudy with areas of thick smoke.  Lows Thursday night in the mid 40s to mid 50s.  Partly sunny skies and smoky Friday with highs in the 80s.

A cold front will move into western Montana late Saturday.  In advance of it, one more very warm day with highs in the 80s.  Increasing south southwest winds with some gusts up to 25 and 35 mph.  Chance of a late day thunderstorm.

Breezy and cooler Sunday with highs in the 70s.


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