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 Thu Oct 19 2017

MTZ113-115-117-192200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0024.171019T1700Z-171020T0100Z/
Hill and Blaine Counties-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
352 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Unseasonably Warm Temperatures...and
  Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana, Fire Weather Zones 113, 115 and 117.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.
  In North Central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill.

* WIND: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 13 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the mid to upper 70s.

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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