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Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:19 PM MDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening for dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
outflow winds for fire weather zones 114, 116, 117 and 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow
winds, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* Affected area... in Montana, fire weather zones 114 Lewis And
Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain district-Rocky Mountain
front, 116 Lincoln Ranger district of the Helena National
Forest, 117 central and eastern Lewis And Clark National Forest
areas and 118 Helena and Townsend Ranger districts of the
Helena National Forest.

* Impacts: a mixture of dry and wet thunderstorms by Friday
afternoon. These storms will be capable of producing frequent
lightning, strong, erratic winds and hail. Also to note will be
the possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm activity
due to prolonged outflows.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. A combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures will create high fire growth
potential.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Fire Weather Watch.



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