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WWUS85 KTFX 240123
RFWTFX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
723 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

MTZ112-241200-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.A.0003.140924T1800Z-140925T0400Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL AND EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY
COUNTIES-
723 PM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS AND
  PLAINS.

* TEMPERATURES...75 TO 80 ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS AND PLAINS.

* IMPACTS...GRASSLANDS AND FIELDS HAVE BECOME VERY DRY. THE 
  COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID 
  AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

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