Central and Southern Lewis and Clark Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:52 AM MDT Aug. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening for low rh and gusty winds for fire weather zones 112, 114,
117 and 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this

* Impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana fire zones... 112... 114... 117.
In southwest Montana fire zone... .118.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis And Clark, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
In south central Montana, Golden Valley, park, Sweet Grass
In southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* Wind: west 8 to 13 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 9 to 13 percent.

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.