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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 12:59 PM MDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Impacts: low humidities... unseasonably warm temperatures... 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 113, 115 and 117.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, hill.

* Wind: southwest 15 to 25 mph... with gusts near 30 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 11 percent.

* Temperatures: in the mid to upper 70s.

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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