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Smoke Forecasts

Program Overview

During periods of air quality impacts due to wildfire smoke, Montana DEQ provides smoke forecasts, with the most recent postings listed below. The goal with each post is to identify the source(s) of smoke and project the impacts and duration based on current and projected fire behavior and meteorology. We use current and previous monitor data, fire data, current and future (modeled) meteorology from sources like the National Weather Service, satellite observations, smoke-specific models, web cams, low-cost sensors, and other available resources to compile the information. Each post will have a discussion, with graphics and links to other resources with more information. Today’s Air will be the source of the most up to date air quality information.

Locate previous years smoke forecasts here: Smoke Forecasts Archive

Contacts

Main Line
(406) 444-3490

Meteorological Services & Smoke Forecasting
(406) 444-0283


Email / Text Updates

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