Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
840 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015


MTZ112-114-020345-
/O.EXP.KTFX.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150902T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
840 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
112 AND 114...

WINDS HAVE DECREASED THIS EVENING.

$$

MTZ118-021400-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0013.150902T1800Z-150903T0300Z/
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
840 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
118...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 118.

* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO
  30 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE AFTERNOON ARE
  FORECAST TO BE 15-20 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE
  OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF FIRE ZONE 118 FROM THE TOWNSEND AREA
  TO THREE FORKS AND BOZEMAN.

* IMPACTS...ANY EXISTING FIRES OR NEW FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL
  LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY. 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$



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