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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
126 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

MTZ112-114-231200-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.A.0011.170823T1800Z-170824T0300Z/
Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-
Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-
Rocky Mountain Front-
126 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR THE ROCKY
MOUNTAIN FRONT AREA...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening for low humidity and gusty winds for the Rocky
Mountain Front area.

* 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 Weather Zones 112 and 114.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: 
  In Central Montana, Lewis and Clark.
  In North Central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
                             Toole.

* WIND: West 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 percent.

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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MTZ117-118-231200-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.A.0011.170823T1800Z-170824T0300Z/
Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas-
Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest-
126 PM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND BREEZY WINDS FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL MONTANA...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening for low humidity and breezy winds for portions of
central Montana..

* IMPACTS: Low Humidities and Breezy Winds will create erratic 
  fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts. 

* AFFECTED AREA: 
  In North Central Montana Fire Zone....117.
  In Southwest Montana Fire Zone....118.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: 
  In Central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
  In Southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* WIND: West 10 to 20 mph.

* HUMIDITY: As low as 10 percent.

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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