Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

MTZ116-118-231200-
/O.EXA.KTFX.FW.W.0007.170723T1800Z-170724T0300Z/
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR LOW
RH, HOT TEMPERATURES, GUSTY WINDS AND ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS...
...

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

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...Gusty Winds...and a
  risk for Isolated Dry Thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
  outflow winds will create erratic fire behavior and an increased
  risk for new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In Southwest Montana, Fire Weather Zones 116 and 118.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Meagher
                       Powell.
  In Southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* WIND: Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the upper 80 to mid 90s.

* THUNDERSTORMS: Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible late
  Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening, mainly across fire
  weather zone 118.

* 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.

&&

$$

MTZ112>115-117-231200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0007.170723T1800Z-170724T0300Z/
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
Hill and Blaine Counties-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
SUNDAY...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...Gusty Winds...and a
  risk for Isolated Dry Thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
  outflow winds will create erratic fire behavior and an increased
  risk for new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana, Fire Weather Zones 112, 113, 114, 115
  and 117.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
  In North Central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill
                             Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole.
  In South Central Montana, Golden Valley, Park, Phillips
                             Sweet Grass, Wheatland.

* WIND: Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the upper 80 to mid 90s.

* THUNDERSTORMS: Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible late
  Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening, mainly across fire
  weather zones 113 and 115.

* WIND SHIFT: A shift from southerly winds to northerly winds will
  occur Sunday evening through 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.

&&

$$

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