Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
352 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

MTZ113-115-162200-
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Hill and Blaine Counties-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
352 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW RH AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113 AND
115...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 113 AND 115...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire
Weather Watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday
evening.

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities and Gusty Winds in the afternoon and
  early evening will create erratic fire behavior and an increased
  risk of new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana, Fire Weather Zones 113 and 115.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Fergus.
  In North Central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, Phillips.

* WIND: West to Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph
  this afternoon and early evening. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph
  with gusts up to 30 mph Thursday afternoon and evening.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 13 percent today and as low as 17
  percent Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly.  A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Red Flag Warning.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. A combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures will create high fire growth
potential.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

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MTZ112-114-117-118-162200-
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Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
352 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW RH AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 112, 114,
117 AND 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening.

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities and Strong Gusty Winds will create
  erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana Fire Zones...112...114...117.
  In Southwest Montana Fire Zone....118.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
  In North Central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
                             Toole.
  In South Central Montana, Golden Valley, Park, Sweet Grass
                             Wheatland.
  In Southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* WIND: West 8 to 13 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 9 to 13 percent.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly.  A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Red Flag Warning.



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