Eastern Pondera Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:09 AM MDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

* impacts: low humidities... hot temperatures... and gusty winds will
create erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire
starts. Humidity recovery will be poor with continued gusty
winds for much of Friday night ahead of a Canadian cold front.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana fire zones... 112... 113... 114... 115
In southwest Montana fire zones... 116... 118.

* 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.
In southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.

* Wind: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph Friday afternoon
and evening, decreasing after midnight.

* Humidity: as low as 12 percent Friday afternoon and evening.

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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