Bureau of Indian Affairs
PO Box 40 Pablo Montana 59855
Pablo, MT 59855
Outlook for Liberty-Rice
Link to Smoke Report w graphs & additional links
Smoke: Today an upper lazy WNW flow persists. This
permits daytime local smoke accumulations. From 3 PM – 8
PM with a slightly improved wind flow, smoke impacts will
be extended further downwind. After 8 PM local smoke will
accumulate thru the night & into Sunday. Seeley Lake
maintains its cyclic pattern, Hazardous AM. Moderate AQ
expected late afternoon. Lincoln & Clearwater should see
poorer AQ today while Condon & Rainy Lake AQ improves
for the day.
Fire: Yesterday Rice Ridge & Liberty Fires increased their
acres respectfully at 849 and 694 acres. Alice Cr. added
261 acres. Fire activity today will be moderate AM and
become stronger PM as warmer temps & lower Rh
influence burning. Park Cr. also contributes to area smoke.
Other: Stagnant to very poor daytime smoke dispersion &
strong inversions return, so does degrading AQ. Anticipate
reduced roadway visibility (AM) especially if RH recovers
to+70% (mid- elevation valleys). For additional information
please refer to Missoula City-County Health Department in
the "links" below.
Arlee: Today's Air Quality will vary between periods of Moderate to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups.
Seeley: Hazardous Air Quality until noon; improving to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups, to Moderate between 4 - 8 PM;
Returning to Hazardous through the night.
Potomac: Today's Air Quality will vary between periods of Moderate to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups.