Northern Rocky Mountain Front Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Wind Warning
Statement as of 3:06 AM MDT on August 30, 2015

... High Wind Warning in effect from noon today to midnight MDT
tonight...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a High
Wind Warning... which is in effect from noon today to midnight MDT
tonight. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing... a second cold front will move through central Montana
between 3pm and 9pm MDT Sunday. Winds will strengthen first
along the northern Rocky Mountain front... then spread
eastward onto the adjacent plains through Sunday evening.

* Impacts... a cold front passing Saturday evening will bring
cooler and more humid conditions to the area Sunday. Winds
will increase again as the second and potentially stronger
front moves across the mountains. Although humidity of 25 to
40 percent will remain above critical fire weather criteria...
strong winds have the potential to maintain extreme behavior
on existing fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.





Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 10:35 AM MDT on August 29, 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for all of north central and southwest Montana 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 Browning and Helena is currently very unhealthy.

Air quality in St Mary... Great Falls... Bozeman... and Lewistown is
currently unhealthy.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of
environmental quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.


1035 am MDT Sat Aug 29 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

The Montana department of environmental quality has issued an air
quality alert for all of north central and southwest Montana 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 Browning and Helena is currently very unhealthy.

Air quality in St Mary... Great Falls... Bozeman... and Lewistown is
currently unhealthy.

When air quality levels are 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.

For more information... visit the Montana department of
environmental quality at www.Todaysair.Mt.Gov.



Record Report
Statement as of 05:21 PM MDT on August 29, 2015

... Record high temperature set at Dillon Airport Mt...

a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Dillon Airport Mt today.
This ties the old record of 91 set in 2005.



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