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Montana, Blaine

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:46 PM MDT on August 16, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 17, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT
Thursday...
... Red flag warning will expire at 9 PM MDT this evening...

* impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts
for Thursday afternoon and evening.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana, fire weather zones 113, 115 and 117.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, hill.

* Wind: west 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 14 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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