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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
316 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-284-020300-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
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-
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST-
316 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

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

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND POSSIBLE FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONES...274...284.
  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...BIG HORN...JOHNSON...SHERIDAN...WASHAKIE.
  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.

* WIND: WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
  WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE AFTER SUNSET.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: IN THE 50S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE MAKE SURE ANY RECENT
CONTROLLED BURNS ARE COMPLETELY OUT. AVOID USE OF ANYTHING THAT
MAY SPARK FIRES.

&&

$$

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