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High Wind Warning

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

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 18, 2017


... High Wind Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
midnight MDT Tuesday night...

* winds: southwest 35 to 50 mph with gusts 70 to 90 mph.

* Timing: late tonight through Tuesday evening.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph, or gusts
of 58 mph or more, can lead to property damage.





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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