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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:09 AM MDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 18, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Friday for low
rh and strong gusty winds for fire weather zones 112, 114, 116, and
118...

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

* 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.
In southwest Montana fire zones... 116... 118.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Lewis And Clark, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
                             Toole.
In southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* Wind: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 11 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.



Http://weather.Gov/greatfalls


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