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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:05 PM MDT Jul. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening for low relative humidity for fire weather zones
112, 113, 114, 115, 117 and 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for low relative humidity, which is in effect from
Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

* Affected area... in Montana, fire weather zones 112 eastern
Glacier/Toole/central/eastern Pondera/Liberty, 113 hill and
Blaine counties, 114 Lewis And Clark National Forest Rocky
Mountain district-Rocky Mountain front, 115 Chouteau and Fergus
counties, 117 central and eastern Lewis And Clark National Forest
areas and 118 Helena and Townsend Ranger districts of the Helena
National Forest. For all districts, the Fire Weather Watch is for
lower elevation grassland locations.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph, with gusts around 35 mph.

* Timing... Wednesday afternoon through evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 80s to mid 90s.

* Impacts... low humidity and gusty west winds could create critical
fire weather conditions over the lower land grass locations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. A combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures will create high fire growth

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Fire Weather Watch.


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