It's no secret that our valleys have been very smokey with low visibility due to wildfires. It's so bad you can TASTE the smoke!

According to the National Weather Service: 

  • THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR GALLATIN COUNTY IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO NEARBY WILDFIRE ACTIVITY.
  • SIGNIFICANT AIR QUALITY IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF GALLATIN COUNTY NEAR YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
  • THIS ALERT WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN AT 900AM ON AUGUST 29.
  • AN AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT PARTICULATES HAVE BEEN TRENDING UPWARDS AND THAT EXCEED THE 24 HOUR NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD (NAAQS) HAS OCCURRED OR MAY OCCUR IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
  • PARTICULATE LEVELS IN WEST YELLOWSTONE ARE UNHEALTHY.
    WHEN AIR QUALITY IS 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.