Central and Southern Lewis and Clark Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:01 PM MDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night for dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow
winds for fire weather zones 114, 116, 117 and 118...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning for dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow winds,
which is in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT Friday night.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Montana, fire weather zones 114 Lewis And
Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain district-Rocky Mountain
front, 116 Lincoln Ranger district of the Helena National
Forest, 117 central and eastern Lewis And Clark National Forest
areas and 118 Helena and Townsend Ranger districts of the
Helena National Forest.

* Timing... noon Friday through midnight Friday

* impacts... a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms is possible Friday
afternoon and evening. These storms will be capable of producing
frequent lightning and strong erratic wind gusts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this red flag warning.



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226 PM MDT Thu Aug 16 2018

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...
... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night...

* affected area: fire zone 110 (deerlodge/west beaverhead).

* Impacts: isolated dry thunderstorms with brief gusty winds are
possible Thursday. On Friday afternoon and evening, there is a
better chance for more widespread, dry and wet thunderstorms.
These storms will be capable of producing frequent lightning,
and erratic wind gusts to 40 mph. Also to note will be the
possibility of sudden wind shifts far from storm activity due to
prolonged outflows.