Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1238 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-290300-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
1238 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING BELOW 7000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
                                   128...129.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...SHERIDAN.
  IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
                        SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                    ROSEBUD...TREASURE.
  IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON.
  THE WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 13 TO 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: 65 TO 75.

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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