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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Great Falls MT

340 AM MDT Fri Jul 20 2018



MTZ112-114-202200-

/O.UPG.KTFX.FW.A.0003.180720T1800Z-180721T0500Z/

/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0003.180720T1800Z-180721T0500Z/

Eastern Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty-

Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-

Rocky Mountain Front-

340 AM MDT Fri Jul 20 2018



...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MDT THIS

EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER

ZONES 112 AND 114 BELOW 5000 FEET...



The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag

Warning below 5000 feet for low relative humidity, which is in

effect from Noon today to 11 PM MDT this evening. The Fire Weather

Watch is no longer in effect.



* AFFECTED AREA...In Montana, Fire Weather Zones 112 Eastern 

  Glacier/Toole/Central/Eastern Pondera/Liberty and 114 Lewis and 

  Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-Rocky Mountain 

  Front below 5000 feet.



* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph.



* TIMING...This afternoon through evening.



* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.



* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 80s and lower 90s.



* IMPACTS...Low humidity and gusty west winds could create 

  critical fire weather conditions for grassland locations, 

  generally below 5000 feet.



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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