Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
419 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

MTZ104>107-020300-
/O.UPG.KMSO.FW.A.0003.150801T2000Z-150802T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.W.0004.150801T2000Z-150802T0300Z/
KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-WEST LOLO-
SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-
419 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR THE KOOTENAI...FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...WEST
LOLO...SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION......WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
  HIGH AS 25 MPH BY MID AFTERNOON...CONTINUING INTO THE EARLY
  EVENING.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: RH SHOULD LOWER TO THE 6 TO 10 PERCENT
  RANGE IN THE VALLEYS AND 15 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* HAINES INDEX: THE HAINES SHOULD INCREASE TO A 5 OR 6...MEANING
  THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL FOR AN EXISTING FIRE OR A NEW
  FIRE TO DEVELOP A VERY DEEP PLUME AND GUSTY WINDS.

* TIMING: THE WIND IS EXPECTED TO START TO PICK UP AROUND 2 P.M.
  WITH THE RH BOTTOMING OUT AND MOST UNSTABLE CONDITIONS OCCURRING
  BETWEEN 4 AND 7 P.M. SATURDAY.

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