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WWUS85 KBYZ 170923
RFWBYZ

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Billings MT
323 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

MTZ124-181200-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0012.171017T2000Z-171018T1200Z/
Wheatland County/Sweet Grass County-
323 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 6 AM MDT
Wednesday.

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

* AFFECTED AREA: 
   In South Central MT...Fire Weather Zone 124.

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

* WIND: West 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* HUMIDITY: 10 to 15 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.

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http://weather.gov/Billings


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WWUS85 KTFX 171006
RFWTFX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
406 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

MTZ112.115-117-172200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0023.171017T1700Z-171018T0100Z/
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-
406 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities...Unseasonably Warm Temperatures...and
  Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior. In addition
  strong winds may lead to power line arching and
  damage...resulting in an increased risk of 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.

* WIND: Southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. In
  addition...winds will shift from southwest to west this evening
  with the passage of a dry cold front. 

* HUMIDITY: As low as 15 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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http://weather.gov/greatfalls


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