Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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

MTZ113-115-170900-
/O.UPG.KTFX.FW.A.0010.170817T1800Z-170818T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0013.170817T1800Z-170818T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-170817T0300Z/
Hill and Blaine Counties-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
251 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113 AND 115 FOR LOW TO VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday. the
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* IMPACTS: Low to very low humidities and gusty winds will create
  erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts
  through early this evening and again on Thursday. While humidity
  will come up some tonight, overnight recover will be poor in
  several locations.

* 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.

* WIND: West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph this afternoon.
  There will be a decrease in the wind tonight, followed by a wind
  shift out of the northwest Thursday morning. A northwest wind of
  10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph is expected in the wake of the
  front.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 percent this afternoon, then falling to 10
  to 15 percent Thursday afternoon. Humidity will improve to 40 to
  70 percent tonight.

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.

&&

$$

MARTIN

MTZ117-170900-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0013.170817T1800Z-170818T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-170817T0300Z/
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
251 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117 FOR LOW TO VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

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

* IMPACTS: Low to very low humidities and gusty winds will create
  erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts
  through early this evening and again on Thursday. While humidity
  will come up some tonight, overnight recover will be poor in
  several locations.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana, Fire Weather Zone 117.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.

* WIND: West 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph this afternoon.
  There will be a decrease in the wind tonight, followed by a wind
  shift out of the northwest Thursday morning. A northwest wind of
  10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph is expected in the wake of the
  front.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 percent this afternoon, then falling to 10
  to 15 percent Thursday afternoon. Humidity will improve to 40 to
  70 percent tonight.

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.

$$

MARTIN

MTZ112-114-118-170300-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-170817T0300Z/
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
251 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 114 AND 118 FOR LOW TO VERY LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

* IMPACTS: Low to very low humidities and 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.
  In Southwest Montana Fire Zone....118.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
  In North Central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
                             Toole.
  In Southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* WIND: West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 15 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.

$$

http://weather.gov/greatfalls

MARTIN



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