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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 1:47 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening...

* winds: southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Timing: Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts: damaging winds capable of producing isolated to
scattered tree and property damage are possible. Isolated to
scattered power outages are possible. Travel may be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles.

* Exceptions: although this watch includes much of northern
Lewis And Clark County, it specifically does not include the
Lincoln and Helena areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:47 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning for strong gusty winds and low humidity in
effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Tuesday.

* Impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts,
especially across the plains.

* 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 60 mph.

* 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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