Bureau of Indian Affairs
PO Box 40 Pablo Montana 59855
Pablo, MT 59855
Air Quality Summary Report - Liberty and Rice Ridge Fires For: Monday, August 14, 2017
Air Resource Advisor: Andrea Holland
FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather and Fire Behavior Summary: Yesterday’s cloud cover and rains moderated fire activity and winds served to lessen smoke impacts to nearby communities. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected today with afternoon winds 7-14 mph, gusting 18-23 mph. Today will likely see a return of more active fire behavior on both fires this afternoon.
Smoke Summary: Heavier smoke impacts will be short term this morning. This afternoon’s winds may help clear the air this afternoon. Tonight, however, smoke is expected to drift back into valley communities. Seeley Lake’s air quality will see a short-term spike in Unhealthy levels of smoke this morning, clearing with the inversion. Arlee is expected to see Moderate conditions most of today with heavier smoke concentrations returning tonight and approaching USG levels. Clearwater, Rainy Lake and Condon may enjoy relatively cleaner air for most of today.
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate conditions most of today. Smoke levels tonight approaching USG.
Site: Seeley Lake
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate to USG conditions this afternoon; smoke returning tonight approaching Unhealthy levels.
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate to Good conditions today
Site: Rainy Lake
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Check out these links for additional information including wildfire smoke and your health.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality:
Health Effect Categories and Visibility:
CDC – Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke
ArcGIS Wildfire Maps: https://tinyurl.com/yacdzafh