Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:30 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
MISSOULA- The air quality is holding pretty steady in Missoula as of Thursday morning, registering between "good" and "moderate," with conditions also showing some improvement in the Bitterroot Valley.
Local health officials say the high pressure ridge that's settled over the area means that some smoke is going to linger.
Conditions are still worse south of Missoula, with the cumulative air quality in the Bitterroot Valley still ranked as "Unhealthy."
Large wildfires burning in Idaho and Washington are still the main culprits for the smoke that's been lingering across Western Montana.
Click here for the current air quality readings across Montana.