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WWUS85 KBYZ 310525
RFWBYZ

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1125 PM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MTZ123.128-310630-
/O.CAN.KBYZ.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150831T0600Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
1125 PM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS CANCELLED THE RED
FLAG WARNING.

THE COLD FRONT HAS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA AND WINDS HAVE SWITCHED
TO THE NORTHWEST AND DECREASED INTO THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE. IN
ADDITION...HUMIDITIES HAVE RISEN ABOVE 30 PERCENT ACROSS THE AREA.
THEREFORE...THE RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOOLEY


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WWUS85 KTFX 312131
RFWTFX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
331 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015


MTZ112-011400-
/O.NEW.KTFX.FW.W.0012.150901T1800Z-150902T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER/TOOLE/CENTRAL/EASTERN PONDERA/LIBERTY-
331 PM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY. 

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112.

* WIND...WEST-SOUTHWEST WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 TO
  30 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE AFTERNOON ARE FORECAST
  TO BE 15-20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY EXISTING OR NEW FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY
  SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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.

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