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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:06 PM MDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night.

* Impacts: low humidities, hot temperatures, wind shift with a
cold front, and increasing thunderstorm activity will 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 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.


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