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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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