Cascade Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 7:46 PM MDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon Friday to 6 am MDT

* impacts: low humidities... hot temperatures... and gusty winds
will create erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new
fire starts. Humidity recover will be poor on Friday night
along with windy conditions.

* 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 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph Friday afternoon.

* Humidity: as low as 12 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.