Air Monitoring Data


Flathead Valley Station



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PM2.5 NowCast Concentration Characterized by 24-Hour Health Effect Category

Hazardous Very Unhealthy Unhealthy Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Moderate Good Hour Beginning (MDT)


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Health Effects Categories


Air quality data for the current hour are unavailable.
No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.
Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.
All children and adults should avoid or limit all outdoor exertion.
Hazardous
Very Unhealthy
Unhealthy
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate
Good
Data Unavailable

 

Explanation of Categories: Breakpoints and Associated Visibility for Particulate Concentrations.


Comparison to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)


24-hr Avg.
76.4
 µg/m3
NAAQS
35 µg/m3

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Hourly Data Table Interpretation

Health Effects Categories are based on 24-hour average particulate levels, adjusted to a time-weighted NowCast to provide a real time assessment of current air quality. More Information about the NowCast method can be found here.

Hourly Data

Previous Day 9/13/2017 Next Day

Hour 1-Hour Avg PM2.5 NowCast Concentration
0:00-1:00 86.8Unhealthy   86.7
1:00-2:00 83.0Unhealthy   84.8
2:00-3:00 79.4Unhealthy   82.1
3:00-4:00 76.7Unhealthy   79.4
4:00-5:00 70.6Unhealthy   75.0
5:00-6:00 73.8Unhealthy   74.4
6:00-7:00 78.3Unhealthy   76.6
7:00-8:00 69.3Unhealthy   75.5
8:00-9:00 63.8Unhealthy   71.3
9:00-10:00 54.8Unhealthy   63.5
10:00-11:00 62.1Unhealthy   62.9
11:00-12:00 77.6Unhealthy   68.7
12:00-13:00 74.3Unhealthy   70.5
13:00-14:00 83.1Unhealthy   74.8
14:00-15:00 113.8Unhealthy   95.6
15:00-16:00 111.3Unhealthy   103.4
16:00-17:00 71.1Unhealthy   87.2
17:00-18:00 42.0Unhealthy   64.6
18:00-19:00 43.0Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups   53.8
19:00-20:00 39.1Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups   46.4
20:00-21:00 45.5Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups   45.9
21:00-22:00 151.1Unhealthy   98.5
22:00-23:00 99.9Unhealthy   99.2
23:00-0:00 83.5Unhealthy   91.3

All data in µg/m3
DU = Data Unavailable



Health Effects Categories

Hazardous

Recommendation: All children and adults should avoid or limit all outdoor exertion.

Very Unhealthy

Recommendation: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy

Recommendation: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Recommendation: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Moderate

Recommendation: Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

Good

Recommendation: No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.

Data Unavailable

Air quality data for the current hour are unavailable.

Data Disclaimer

The data presented here represent measurements of the concentrations of fine particulate matter in the ambient air that have been sampled continuously (except for internal machine checks) and then reported at the end of each hour. The data here are not final, and some modification of the data may subsequently occur as a result of quality assurance review. In particular, a disruption in normal analyzer operation may appear as a large spike on the graph, and as a value exceeding 800 in the table. These points are removed in the quality reviews. Representations of health risk are provided as general advisories, and are not substitutes for individual health awareness and the advice of medical professionals.