Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

MTZ104-050300-
/O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
KOOTENAI-
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE KOOTENAI...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  35 MPH.

* OUR GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE THE KOOTENAI FOREST/STILLWATER
  STATE FOREST/REXFORD DISTRICT AND ALL LOCATIONS EAST OF THESE.
  THIS IS WHERE THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY DRY FUELS..STRONGEST
  WINDS...AND LOWEST RHS ARE EXPECTED.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: LOW TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AROUND SUNRISE...BECOMING
  GUSTY BY EARLY AFTERNOON. A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO
  EASTERLY WILL OCCUR BY THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

MTZ105-107-108-050300-
/O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0001.150704T1200Z-150705T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK-SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION-EAST LOLO-
530 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK...SALISH AND KOOTENAI RESERVATION...
EAST LOLO...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND IN
  VALLEYS ALLIGNED WITH THE WIND DIRECTION.

* MINIMUM HUMIDITIES: TEENS

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS NORTHWEST MONTANA
  AROUND SUNRISE...SPREADING THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF WEST
  CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* A DRAMATIC WIND SHIFT FROM WESTERLY TO EASTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR
  BY THE LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE GLACIER PARK AREA...AND BY THIS
  EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL MONTANA.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$



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