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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
436 AM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

MTZ112>118-232200-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.A.0007.170724T1900Z-170725T0300Z/
/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-
Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest-
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
436 AM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Monday afternoon through
Monday evening.

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Hot Temperatures...and Dry
  Thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow winds will create
  erratic fire behavior and make new fire starts difficult to
  contain today. On Monday...critical fire weather conditions are
  once again possible across the entire region.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  In North Central Montana Fire Zones...112...113...114...115
                                        117.
  In Southwest Montana Fire Zones...116...118.

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

* WIND: West 10 to 25 mph...with gusts near 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 12 percent.

* TEMPERATURES: In the mid 80s 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 this evening through 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. 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 Fire Weather Watch.

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