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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 6:44 AM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 18, 2017


... High Wind Warning remains in effect
from noon today to midnight MDT tonight...

* winds: southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

* Timing: this afternoon and evening.

* Impacts: damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph, or gusts
of 58 mph or more, can lead to property damage.





Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:06 AM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 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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