Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
853 PM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

MTZ112-114-116-118-241200-
/O.EXP.KTFX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170724T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0008.170724T1900Z-170725T0300Z/
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
853 PM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT
MONDAY...

* IMPACTS: 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 Zones...116...118.

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

* WIND: West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 14 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the 80s to near 90.

* WIND SHIFT: A shift from southerly winds to northerly winds will
  occur early Monday morning. This wind shift will be accompanied
  by gusty winds, but higher relative humidity.

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.

&&

$$

MTZ113-115-117-241200-
/O.EXP.KTFX.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170724T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.A.0007.170724T1800Z-170725T0300Z/
Hill and Blaine Counties-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
853 PM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

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

* 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.
  In South Central Montana, Golden Valley, Park, Phillips
                             Sweet Grass, Wheatland.

* WIND: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 14 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the 80s.

* WIND SHIFT: A shift from southerly winds to northerly winds will
  occur early Monday morning. This wind shift will be accompanied
  by gusty winds, but higher relative humidity.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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