... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to midnight
MDT tonight for increasing thunderstorm activity for fire weather
zones 114, 116, 117 and 118...
* 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.
* Timing... noon Friday through midnight Friday
* impacts... a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms is expected this
afternoon and evening. These storms will be capable of producing
frequent lightning and strong erratic wind gusts.
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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Issued: 3:43 AM MDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service