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Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 12:20 PM MDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this
evening for gusty winds and low humidity for the eastern portions
of north central Mt...

... Red flag warning now in effect from noon Friday to 6 am MDT
Saturday for gusty winds and low humidity for the eastern portions
of north central Mt...

* impacts: low humidities... hot temperatures... and strong gusty
winds will create erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of
new fire starts. Humidity recover will be poor on Friday night
along with windy conditions.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana, fire weather zones 113, 115 and 117.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, hill.

* Wind: west 10 to 20 mph... with gusts up to 30 mph today and up
to 35 mph on Friday afternoon and night.

* Humidity: as low as 12 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.






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