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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-284-310630-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.FW.A.0002.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.150331T1800Z-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-
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* 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.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATE
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* WIND TUESDAY: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND WEDNESDAY: WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN BY
  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY MODERATE RECOVERY TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES: IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES...AND NEAR 80
  DEGREES ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER
  WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
851 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS.

ON TUESDAY...VERY WARM TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING...
WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO AROUND 35
MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. FURTHER EAST
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
STRONG...BUT GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WYZ259-297>299-311200-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0006.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
851 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298 AND 299...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 298
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 299 WYOMING BLACK HILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ281-311000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...ESPECIALLY KAYCEE AND
  AREAS SOUTH WHERE WIND WILL BE STRONGEST.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
137 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...

.UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
DEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST MONTANA ON TUESDAY...AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
DUE IN TUESDAY NIGHT. BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...WIDESPREAD STRONG
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO SUSTAIN
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

MTZ120-122-134>137-311200-
/O.NEW.KGGW.FW.W.0003.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
FORT PECK RESERVATION-DANIELS-ROOSEVELT-SHERIDAN-DAWSON-MCCONE-
PRAIRIE-RICHLAND-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-
LITTLE ROCKIES-
LOWER MISSOURI RIVER BREAKS INCLUDING CHARLES M. RUSSELL REFUGE-
SOUTHERN PETROLEUM-SOUTHERN GARFIELD-
137 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 120...122...134...135...136 AND 137...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 120...122...134...135...
  136 AND 137.

* WINDS...FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST ON TUESDAY 15 TO 20
  MPH...THEN FROM THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT ON TUESDAY...THEN AS
  LOW AS 20 PERCENT ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...STRONG WINDS...LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GLASGOW

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
100 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ113-115-117-118-311200-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0001.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST AREAS-
HELENA AND TOWNSEND RANGER DISTRICTS OF THE HELENA NATIONAL
FOREST-
100 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS AND ISOLATED LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 113...115...117 AND 118...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND ISOLATED LIGHTNING...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113...115...117 AND 118.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* COLD FRONT...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REGION LATE
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SHIFTING WINDS FROM THE WEST
  SOUTHWEST TO THE WEST NORTHWEST. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  POSSIBLE ALONG THE COLD FRONT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...NEAR RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S TO
  AROUND 70 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM
  GREAT FALLS TO HAVRE...LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON COULD PRODUCE
  ISOLATED STRONGER WIND GUSTS AND POTENTIAL FIRE STARTS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF UNSEASONABLY WARM AND DRY
  CONDITIONS ALONG WITH GUSTY AND SHIFTING WINDS AND ISOLATED
  LIGHTNING WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING, PARTICULARLY IN GRASSLAND AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GREATFALLS

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