Northern Clearwater Mountains

 Air Quality Alert  Statement as of 3:14 PM MDT on August 28, 2015


Statewide air quality alert in effect *until further notice* for the
following agencies:

Idaho department of environmental quality in Idaho Falls
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Nez Perce tribe in Lapwai

Air quality currently is currently in the very unhealthy
category and is forecast to remain that way the next 24 hours
in many locations impacted by wildfire smoke in north central Idaho.

Sensitive persons should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit
time spent outdoors.

For more information please access the department's website at...
http://www.Deq.Idaho.Gov/air-quality.Aspx


314 PM MDT Fri Aug 28 2015

Statewide air quality alert in effect *until further notice* for the
following agencies:

Idaho department of environmental quality in Idaho Falls
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Nez Perce tribe in Lapwai

Air quality currently is currently in the very unhealthy
category and is forecast to remain that way the next 24 hours
in many locations impacted by wildfire smoke in north central Idaho.

Sensitive persons should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit
time spent outdoors.

For more information please access the department's website at...
http://www.Deq.Idaho.Gov/air-quality.Aspx




 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 9:33 am PDT on August 28, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low humidities across the Palouse/Hells Canyon...
Clearwater/Nez Perce...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds and low humidities... which is in effect
from 11 am to 7 PM PDT Saturday.

* Winds: breezy winds will begin Saturday morning, but the
strongest and most concerning winds will occur Saturday
afternoon. South to southwest winds will increase to 25 to 35
mph with higher gusts through the afternoon. Ridgetops and any
exposed elevations will see gusts up to 45 mph. Winds will shift
to the west and northwest during the late afternoon and evening
and decrease.

* Minimum humidities: 10 to 15 percent is expected. Humidity
recovery Saturday evening will be good.

* Thunderstorms: isolated mainly dry thunderstorms.





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