Central and Southern Lewis and Clark Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:40 AM MDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 11 PM MDT this
evening for low relative humidity and gusty winds for fire weather
zones 112 and 114 below 5000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning below 5000 feet for low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon today to 11 PM MDT this evening. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Montana, fire weather zones 112 eastern
Glacier/Toole/central/eastern Pondera/Liberty and 114 Lewis And
Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain district-Rocky Mountain
front below 5000 feet.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon through evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

* Impacts... low humidity and gusty west winds could create
critical fire weather conditions for grassland locations,
generally below 5000 feet.

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.