As of 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, the Missoula City County Health Department said the air quality was unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The air quality hotline recording (258-3600) provided the most current information.

"As of 9 a.m. Saturday, air quality in Missoula is unhealthy for sensitive groups, but is expected to improve to good later today. People with heart of lung disease, smokers, children and the elderly should limit prolonged exposure until the air quality improves," the recording stated.

Missoula has been under a weather inversion for several weeks, but an arctic system is expected to move into the area early next week, which should improve air quality.

Air Quality Hotline Update