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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 2:37 PM MDT on October 16, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on October 17, 2017

... Wind Advisory in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Tuesday.

* Impacts/timing: winds in northwest Montana will increase during
Tuesday afternoon and are expected to peak during the late
afternoon and evening. These winds will cause some tree damage,
difficult driving conditions and large waves on area lakes.
Broad valleys and valleys oriented east to west will have the
biggest impacted from the winds.

* Winds: west 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph in the
valleys. Gusts in excess of 50 mph in the higher terrain.

* Locations impacted include: Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby,
Highway 37 Eureka to Libby, Highway 56 Bull Lake Road, Highway
93 Eureka to Whitefish, bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83
Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, Flathead Lake,
Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and Polson

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:47 PM MDT on October 16, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 17, 2017

... 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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