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Snow in Glacier Park
Snow in Glacier Park
As the Howe Ridge wildfire keeps burning on the west side of Glacier National Park near Lake McDonald, the view from the Park’s Logan Pass webcam on Monday morning showed snow falling and sticking in some places in higher elevations. StormTracker meteorologist Lewis Dortch says snow will fall to around 6,000 feet in Glacier National Park, as well as in the nearby Flathead National Forest... Read M
Super Scoopers Fight Howe Ridge Blaze
Q2 reports that two Canadian CL-215 water-scooping planes have been deployed as key tools in fighting the Howe Ridge fire and protecting Glacier National Park from future wildfires. The Super Scoopers are on loan from Canada, and each aircraft has two 600-gallon tanks capable of skimming 1,200 gallons of water in just eight-to-12 seconds...
Air Quality Alert
Air Quality Alert
The Gazette reports the Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a statewide air-quality alert Sunday, as wildfires in British Columbia reportedly gave Billings its smoggiest day this year. Billings’ air quality briefly reached similar levels for a couple of one-hour periods in mid-August and January, according to DEQ data...

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