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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:32 AM MDT on August 01, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 01, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening for extremely low humidity and breezy winds and also hot
temperatures and high Haines index for fire weather zones
112... 113... 114... 115 and 117...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 113.
Fire weather zone 114. Fire weather zone 115. Fire weather
zone 117.

* Wind... west to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 20 to
25 mph.

* Humidity... minimum humidity of 5 to 15 percent.

* Other impacts... the Haines index should increase to a 5 or
6... meaning there is a high potential of large fire growth on
any new or existing fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are likely. 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 red flag warning.






419 am MDT Sat Aug 1 2015

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a red flag
warning for the Kootenai... Flathead/Glacier Park... West
Lolo... salish and Kootenai reservation... ... which is in effect
from 2 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MDT this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds: west winds will increase to 10 to 15 mph with gusts as
high as 25 mph by mid afternoon... continuing into the early
evening.

* Minimum humidities: rh should lower to the 6 to 10 percent
range in the valleys and 15 to 20 percent in the mountains.

* Haines index: the Haines should increase to a 5 or 6... meaning
there is a significant potential for an existing fire or a new
fire to develop a very deep plume and gusty winds.

* Timing: the wind is expected to start to pick up around 2 p.M.
With the rh bottoming out and most unstable conditions occurring
between 4 and 7 p.M. Saturday.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:06 AM EDT on August 01, 2015


... Record or near record maximum temperatures for Aug 1...

Location forecast high record high
Chester 95 98
Conrad 96 97
Cut Bank 94 95
Great Falls 97 100
Helena 98 99
Shelby 96 97
Townsend 98 97


... Record or near record maximum temperatures for Aug 2...

Location forecast high record high
Bozeman msu 93 94
Helena 98 100
Townsend 99 98
White Sulphur Springs 91 93


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