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WWUS85 KTFX 242117
RFWTFX

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
317 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

MTZ113-115-250600-
/O.CON.KTFX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140725T0600Z/
HILL AND BLAINE COUNTIES-CHOUTEAU AND FERGUS COUNTIES-
317 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
  BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW 
  HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY 
  FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS 
  THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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