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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 5:33 AM MDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening for gusty winds... low humidity and isolated
lightning... for fire weather zones 113... 115... 117 and
118...

* affected area... fire weather zones 113... 115... 117 and 118.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Cold front... a cold front will move east across the region Tuesday
afternoon and evening... shifting winds from the west southwest
to the west northwest. Isolated thunderstorms are possible along
the cold front.

* Relative humidity... 15 to 25 percent Tuesday afternoon.

* Temperatures... near record warm temperatures in the 60s to
around 70 at lower elevations.

* Isolated thunderstorms... mainly south and east of a line from
Great Falls to Havre... late Tuesday afternoon could produce
isolated stronger wind gusts and potential fire starts.

* Impacts... the combination of unseasonably warm and dry
conditions along with gusty and shifting winds and isolated
lightning will create critical fire weather conditions
Tuesday afternoon and evening... particularly in grassland
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this red flag warning.





330 am MDT Tue Mar 31 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
Wednesday...

* impacts: low humidities... unseasonably warm temperatures...
strong gusty winds... and wind shift with a cold front will
create erratic fire behavior and new fire starts.

* Affected area:
in north central WY fire zones... 274... 284.
In south central Mt fire zones... 123... 124... 125... 126... 127
                                   128... 129.
In southeast Mt fire zones... 130... 131... 132.
In southeast Mt and northwest SD fire zone... .133.

* Counties affected:
in central Mt... Golden Valley... Musselshell... Wheatland.
In north central WY... Big Horn... Johnson... Sheridan... Washakie.
In northwest SD... Harding.
In south central Mt... Big Horn... Carbon... park... Stillwater
                        Sweet Grass... Yellowstone.
In southeast Mt... Carter... Custer... Fallon... Powder River
                    Rosebud... Treasure.
In southwest Mt... Gallatin.

* Cold front: a strong cold front will move across the region
late Tuesday afternoon and night.

* Wind tuesday: west to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to
35 mph.

* Wind wednesday: west 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 10 percent.

* Temperatures: in the mid 70s to lower 80s today... with 50s to
lower 60s Wednesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity... and warm
temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please make
sure any recent controlled Burns are completely out. Avoid use of
anything that may spark fires.



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Record Report

Statement as of 9:25 PM EDT on March 30, 2015

...Record Warm Minimum Temperatures For Mar 30 In Central Montana...


Location new record old record year set records began
Grass Range 41 39 2003 1914




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