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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Billings MT
227 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

MTZ123-124-160830-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.A.0002.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Gallatin National Forest-Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
227 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Fire Weather
Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* IMPACTS: Low humidities, hot temperatures, wind shift with a cold
  front, and increasing thunderstorm activity could create erratic
  fire behavior and new fire starts.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   In South Central MT...Fire Weather Zones 123 and 124.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   In Central MT...Wheatland.
   In South Central MT...Park...Sweet Grass.
   In Southwest MT...Gallatin.

* HUMIDITY: In the teens.

* TEMPERATURES: Lower to mid 90s.

* THUNDERSTORMS: Scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon and
  evening will have the potential to produce frequent lightning
  and strong erratic wind gusts.

* WIND: A cold front will bring west winds with gusts up to 30 mph.
  Higher gusts are possible near thunderstorms.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red
Flag Warnings.

&&

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http://weather.gov/Billings

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
219 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

MTZ114-116>118-161130-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.A.0006.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
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-
219 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC
OUTFLOW WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 114, 116, 117 AND 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow
winds, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Montana, Fire Weather Zones 114 Lewis and
  Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-Rocky Mountain
  Front, 116 Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National
  Forest, 117 Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest
  Areas and 118 Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the
  Helena National Forest.

* Impacts: A mixture of dry and wet thunderstorms by Friday
  afternoon. These storms will be capable of producing frequent
  lightning, strong, erratic winds and hail. Also to note will be
  the possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm activity
  due to prolonged outflows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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http://www.weather.gov/greatfalls

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Boise ID
218 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE INCREASE THROUGH FRIDAY ACROSS
THE REGION...

.Moisture will continue to spread across the area through Friday
which combines with both strong daytime heating and an
approaching upper trough. The lower portions of the airmass remain
dry, therefore initially little if any rain is expected. As the
upper trough begins to swing into the Pacific Northwest Friday,
improving threat of both thunderstorms and rainfall are expected.

IDZ423-426-ORZ636-637-646-161800-
/O.COR.KBOI.FW.A.0005.180816T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Owyhee Mountains-Southern Highlands-Burns BLM-Vale BLM-
Baker Valley-
218 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018 /118 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LIGHTNING FOR OWYHEE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN
HIGHLANDS...BURNS BLM...VALE BLM AND BAKER VALLEY...WHICH ARE
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 423...426...636...637 AND 646...


The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Becoming scattered by late in the afternoon.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Over 40 mph are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Boise ID
218 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE INCREASE THROUGH FRIDAY ACROSS
THE REGION...

.Moisture will continue to spread across the area through Friday
which combines with both strong daytime heating and an
approaching upper trough. The lower portions of the airmass remain
dry, therefore initially little if any rain is expected. As the
upper trough begins to swing into the Pacific Northwest Friday,
improving threat of both thunderstorms and rainfall are expected.

IDZ400>403-420-421-424-161800-
/O.NEW.KBOI.FW.A.0005.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Northern Boise BLM-Western Payette National Forest-
Eastern Payette National Forest-Northern Boise National Forest-
Treasure Valley BLM-
Southern Boise National Forest/Western Sawtooth National Forest-
Western Twin Falls BLM-
218 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LIGHTNING FOR NORTHERN BOISE BLM...WESTERN
PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST...EASTERN PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST...
NORTHERN BOISE NATIONAL FOREST...TREASURE VALLEY BLM...SOUTHERN
BOISE NATIONAL FOREST/WESTERN SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AND
WESTERN TWIN FALLS BLM...WHICH ARE FIRE WEATHER ZONES 400...401...
402...403...420...421 AND 424...

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Isolated thunderstorms are possible Thursday
  afternoon and evening, but increasing in coverage Friday.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Over 40 mph are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$


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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
214 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

MTZ109-110-162015-
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.A.0005.180816T2000Z-180817T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.A.0006.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Bitterroot-Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-
214 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* Affected area:
   Fire Zone 109 (Bitterroot).
   Fire Zone 110 (Deerlodge/West Beaverhead).

* Impacts: Isolated dry thunderstorms with brief gusty winds are
  possible Thursday. On Friday, there is a better chance for more
  widespread, dry and wet thunderstorms. These storms will be
  capable of producing frequent lightning, strong, erratic winds
  and hail. Also to note will be the possibility of sudden wind
  shifts far from storm activity due to prolonged outflows.

* Haines: 6 Thursday afternoon.

&&

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
214 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

MTZ108-111-162015-
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.A.0006.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
East Lolo-East Beaverhead-
214 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* Affected area:
   Fire Zone 108 (East Lolo).
   Fire Zone 111 (East Beaverhead).

* Impacts: A mixture of dry and wet thunderstorms by Friday
  afternoon. These storms will be capable of producing frequent
  lightning, strong, erratic winds and hail. Also to note will be
  the possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm activity
  due to prolonged outflows.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
214 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

IDZ102-103-162015-
/O.NEW.KMSO.FW.A.0006.180817T1800Z-180818T0600Z/
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez Perce-
114 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* Affected area:
   Fire Zone 102 (Palouse/Hells Canyon).
   Fire Zone 103 (Clearwater/Nez Perce).

* Impacts: A mixture of dry and wet thunderstorms are possible by
  Friday afternoon. These storms will be capable of producing
  frequent lightning, strong, erratic winds and hail. Also to note
  will be the possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm
  activity due to prolonged outflows.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
203 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 427...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410, 413, 422, 425, 475, AND 476...

IDZ410-413-422-425-475-476-161200-
/O.NEW.KPIH.FW.A.0003.180817T1800Z-180818T0500Z/
Upper Snake River Valley/Idaho Falls BLM-Caribou Range/Caribou NF-
Sawtooth Range/Northern Sawtooth NF-
Middle Snake River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River-
East Salmon River Mountains/Salmon NF-
Lemhi and Lost River Range/Challis NF-
203 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410, 413, 422, 425, 475, AND 476...

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Idaho Fire weather zones 410, 413, 422, 425, 475
  and 476.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms will develop Friday
  afternoon. Frequent lightning and gusty outflow winds in excess
  of 40 mph is possible. New fire starts are possible.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
203 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 427...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 410, 413, 422, 425, 475, AND 476...

IDZ427-161200-
/O.NEW.KPIH.FW.A.0003.180816T1800Z-180818T0500Z/
Goose Creek and Raft River Valley/Southern Sawtooth NF/Twin Falls
BLM south of the Snake River-
203 PM MDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
IDAHO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 427...

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Friday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Idaho Fire weather zone 427.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms will develop on Thursday
  and Friday afternoon. Frequent lightning and gusty outflow winds
  in excess of 40 mph is possible. New fire starts are possible.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

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