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Last updateWed, 19 Jun 2019 7pm

State News

Forest Service
MT DEQ

 

Wildfire Smoke Information – May 31, 2019

More detailed information is available here: http://bit.ly/wildfiresmokereport

Impacted Locations

Unhealthy

Helena

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Bozeman (Note: the Bozeman monitor is down for maintenance. Visibility observations indicate air quality ranging from unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy)

Butte

Great Falls

Lewistown

Moderate

Broadus

Columbia Falls

Dillon

Frenchtown

Malta

Missoula

Summary

Dense smoke from Alberta moved down into Montana overnight, bringing unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy air quality along the Rocky Mountain Front, east to Great Falls and extending down to Bozeman.

Forecast

This smoke will likely persist throughout the day, improving slightly during the afternoon as daytime heating helps lift the smoke. Fortunately, smoke from the fires is expected to be redirected away from Montana, which will allow air quality to slowly improve over the next day or so. By Sunday, we should see improved air quality across the region.

Other

Keep track of hourly concentrations at TodaysAir.mt.gov.

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Kristen Martin, Air Quality Meteorologist

Air Quality Bureau

Department of Environmental Quality

(406) 444-0283

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