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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:27 PM MDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Fire Weather
Watch... which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday

* Impacts: low humidities, hot temperatures, wind shift with a cold
front, and increasing thunderstorm activity could create erratic
fire behavior and new fire starts.

* Affected area:
   in south central Mt... fire weather zones 123 and 124.

* Counties affected:
   in central Mt... Wheatland.
   In south central Mt... park... Sweet Grass.
   In southwest Mt... Gallatin.

* Humidity: in the teens.

* Temperatures: lower to mid 90s.

* Thunderstorms: scattered thunderstorms in the late afternoon and
evening will have the potential to produce frequent lightning
and strong erratic wind gusts.

* Wind: a cold front will bring west winds with gusts up to 30 mph.
Higher gusts are possible near thunderstorms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red
flag warnings.


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