Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

WYZ274-230900-
/O.CAN.KBYZ.FW.A.0001.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
SHERIDAN COUNTY-
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS CANCELLED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH.

WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE OVERLY STRONG IN THE SHERIDAN AREA TODAY.
THEREFORE THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

$$

MTZ131>133-240300-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.FW.A.0001.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND POSSIBLE NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...131...132.
   IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN.
   IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                     ROSEBUD...TREASURE.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 17 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.

&&

$$

MTZ129-240300-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND POSSIBLE NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 129.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...YELLOWSTONE.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 18 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.

&&

$$


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