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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Billings MT
308 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

MTZ130-132-133-230400-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170723T0400Z/
Northern Rosebud/Northern Treasure Counties-Custer County-
Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest-
308 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* IMPACTS: Low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
  erratic fire behavior and new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   In Southeast MT Fire Zones...130...132.
   In Southeast MT and Northwest SD Fire Zone....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   In Northwest SD...Harding.
   In Southeast MT...Carter...Custer...Fallon...Rosebud...Treasure.

* WIND: North 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: 10 to 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the lower 80s.

* TIMING: Expect conditions to improve this evening with winds
  tapering off after sunset.

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.

&&

$$


http://weather.gov/Billings

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

MTZ116-118-231200-
/O.EXA.KTFX.FW.W.0007.170723T1800Z-170724T0300Z/
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR LOW
RH, HOT TEMPERATURES, GUSTY WINDS AND ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS...
...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...Gusty Winds...and a
  risk for Isolated Dry Thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
  outflow winds will create erratic fire behavior and an increased
  risk for new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In Southwest Montana, Fire Weather Zones 116 and 118.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Meagher
                       Powell.
  In Southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* WIND: Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the upper 80 to mid 90s.

* THUNDERSTORMS: Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible late
  Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening, mainly across fire
  weather zone 118.

* WIND SHIFT: A shift from southerly winds to northerly winds will
  occur early Monday morning. This wind shift will be accompanied
  by gusty winds, but higher relative humidity.

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.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

MTZ112>115-117-231200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0007.170723T1800Z-170724T0300Z/
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-
331 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
SUNDAY...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...Gusty Winds...and a
  risk for Isolated Dry Thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
  outflow winds will create erratic fire behavior and an increased
  risk for new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana, Fire Weather Zones 112, 113, 114, 115
  and 117.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
  In North Central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill
                             Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole.
  In South Central Montana, Golden Valley, Park, Phillips
                             Sweet Grass, Wheatland.

* WIND: Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 to 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the upper 80 to mid 90s.

* THUNDERSTORMS: Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible late
  Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening, mainly across fire
  weather zones 113 and 115.

* WIND SHIFT: A shift from southerly winds to northerly winds will
  occur Sunday evening through early Monday morning. This wind
  shift will be accompanied by gusty winds, but higher relative
  humidity.

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.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

http://weather.gov/greatfalls

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
245 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHWESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA...

.Minimum relative humidities have fallen to around 15 percent this
afternoon and northwesterly winds have increased 10 to 20 MPH
with frequent gusts to 25 MPH. The combination of very dry air and
gusty winds is creating critical fire weather conditions over
parts of northwestern South Dakota this afternoon.

SDZ261-266-230100-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170723T0100Z/
Northwestern South Dakota Plains-Central South Dakota Plains-
245 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
261 AND 266...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 261 and 266 in northwestern
  South Dakota.

* Winds...Northwest 10 to 20 mph with frequent gusts around 25
  mph.

* Relative Humidity...Around 15 percent.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low relative
  humidities will produce critical fire weather conditions this
  afternoon.

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
219 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017


MTZ122-136-137-230300-
/O.CON.KGGW.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-170723T0300Z/
Dawson/McCone/Prairie/Richland/Wibaux Counties-
The Lower Missouri River Breaks including the Charles M Russell
National Wildlife Refuge-
Southern Petroleum and Southern Garfield Counties-
219 PM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 122, 136, AND 137...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 122, 136, and 137.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TIMING...Through 9PM this evening.

* MIN RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES...In the mid 80s to around 90.

* IMPACTS...Low relative humidity and gusty winds will create
  the potential for erratic fire behavior.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

http://www.weather.gov/glasgow

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1228 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING...

.With high temperatures in the upper 80s, northwest winds between
20 and 30 mph this afternoon, combined with minimum relative
humidities as low as 15 percent and very dry fuels, expect
critical fire weather conditions over southwest and portions of
south central North Dakota this afternoon and early evening.

NDZ031>033-040>045-230200-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-170723T0200Z/
Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-
Sioux-
1228 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /1128 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES, AND VERY
DRY FUELS...

* AFFECTED AREA...Golden Valley, Billings, Stark, Slope,
  Hettinger, Grant, Bowman, Adams, and Sioux Counties.

* WIND...Northwest winds between 20 and 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity between 15 and 20
  percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Highs in the upper 80s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop could spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will occur, which can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

JV/KS

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