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Montana, Chouteau

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 7:46 PM MDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon Friday to 6 am MDT
Saturday...

* impacts: low humidities... hot temperatures... and 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 Friday afternoon.

* 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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