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High Wind Warning
Issued: 8:31 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from noon Tuesday to midnight MDT
Tuesday night...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from noon Tuesday to midnight
MDT Tuesday night. This warning replaces the high wind watch
previously in effect.

* Winds: southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

* Timing: Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Impacts: damaging winds capable of producing isolated tree and
property damage are likely. Isolated power outages are also
likely. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles.

* Exceptions: although this watch includes much of northern
Lewis And Clark County, it specifically does not include the
Lincoln and Helena areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph, or gusts
of 58 mph or more, can lead to property damage.






Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:47 PM MDT Oct. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning for strong gusty winds and low humidity in
effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Tuesday.

* Impacts: low humidities and strong gusty winds will create
erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts,
especially across the plains.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana, fire weather zones 112, 113, 114, 115
                            and 117.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
                       Lewis And Clark, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Glacier, hill
                             Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole.

* Wind: southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 15 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.



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