Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
432 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015


MTZ112>115-117-012115-
/O.UPG.KTFX.FW.A.0001.150801T1800Z-150802T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0006.150801T1800Z-150802T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-
LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
432 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND BREEZY WINDS AND ALSO HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HAINES INDEX FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
112...113... 114...115 AND 117...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 114. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 117.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO
  25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HAINES INDEX SHOULD INCREASE TO A 5 OR
  6...MEANING THERE IS A HIGH POTENTIAL OF LARGE FIRE GROWTH ON
  ANY NEW OR EXISTING FIRES.

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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