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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
913 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

MTZ113-115-117-182200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.A.0016.171019T1700Z-171020T0100Z/
Hill and Blaine Counties-Chouteau and Fergus Counties-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
913 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Unseasonably Warm Temperatures...and
  Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior and an
  increased risk of 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.

* WIND: Southwest 15 to 25 mph...with gusts up to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 11 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the upper 70s.

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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