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WWUS85 KBYZ 282307
RFWBYZ

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
507 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

MTZ123.133-WYZ274-290300-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150329T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
507 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
BELOW 7000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE 
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR. DENSE SMOKE FROM LOCAL FIRES WILL CAUSE 
  LOW VISIBILITY ALONG AREA ROADS INCLUDING I-90.

* AFFECTED AREA: 
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.
  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...SHERIDAN.
  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.

* DRY AIR: AFTER INITIAL REBOUND IN HUMIDITY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...
  ADDITIONAL DRY AIR IS MOVING INTO THE REGION LATE THIS 
  THIS AFTERNOON WELL BEHIND THE COLD FRONT AND WILL RESULT IN HUMIDITY
  DRASTICALLY DROPPING AGAIN IN MANY AREAS.  
  
* WIND: WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: DROPPING INTO THE 50S AND 60S. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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