Cascade Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 9:36 AM MDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this

* 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 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 13 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.