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PM-10 (Local Conditions) Hourly Averages

Particle pollution (also called particulate matter or PM) is the term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small, they can only be detected using an electron microscope. Particle pollution includes inhalable coarse particles, with diameters larger than 2.5 micrometers and smaller than 10 micrometers and fine particles, with diameters that are 2.5 micrometers and smaller. How small is 2.5 micrometers? Think about a single hair from your head. The average human hair is about 70 micrometers in diameter -- making it 30 times larger than the largest fine particle. These particles come in many sizes and shapes and can be made up of hundreds of different chemicals. Some particles, known as primary particles, are emitted directly from a source, such as construction sites, unpaved roads, fields, smokestacks or fires. Others form in complicated reactions in the atmosphere of chemicals such as sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides that are emitted from power plants, industries and automobiles. These particles, known as secondary particles, make up most of the fine particle pollution in the country.

Coarse particulates (PM-10) come from sources such as windblown dust from the desert or agricultural fields (sand storms) and dust kicked up on unpaved roads by vehicle traffic. PM-10 data is the near real-time measurement of particulate matter 10 microns or less in size from the surrounding air. This measurement is made at local conditions, meaning it is not corrected for temperature or pressure.

Use the controls below to select a different date or parameter and to control cell highlighting based on measured PM-10 (Local Conditions) levels. Click on the Generate Report button once you have made your selections.

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PM-10 (Local Conditions) Hourly Averages for Sunday, December 10, 2017.
measured in micrograms per cubic meter (local conditions)
RegionCAMSMorningAfternoonCAMSPOCEntity
Mid 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:0010:0011:00Noon 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00
MT-ND-WY-SD-UT-CO - all times are in MST
1128  1 13.1412.9114.7316.9415.6113.5812.8912.7511.7411.8210.7810.349.5211.9511.3011.1712.8612.2111.1711.8712.66 NA 1128  1 1 Oth Gov
Notes:
- These sites are maintained and operated by Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe.

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Maximum values for the day are bold within the table. Minimum values are bold italic.

PLEASE NOTE: This data has not been verified by the TREX and may change. This is the most current data, but it is not official until it has been certified by our technical staff. Data is collected from TREX ambient monitoring sites and may include data collected by other outside agencies. This data is updated hourly. All times shown are in local standard time unless otherwise indicated.