GALLATIN County, Montana
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Fire Weather Warning
MTZ123>133-WYZ274-290300-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
1238 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING BELOW 7000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.
IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
128...129.
IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...SHERIDAN.
IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
ROSEBUD...TREASURE.
IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON.
THE WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60
MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 13 TO 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: 65 TO 75.

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.

&&

$$

High Wind Warning
MTZ008>015-044>055-290300-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-150329T0300Z/
BEAVERHEAD-NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-HILL-
CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-MADISON-
TOOLE-LIBERTY-EASTERN PONDERA-BLAINE-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...BROWNING...
MARIAS PASS...CUT BANK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...
BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...
MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...SHELBY...CHESTER...CONRAD...
CHINOOK...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...LEWISTOWN...
LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...
BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...
WEST YELLOWSTONE
238 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: STRONG WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE
EARLY EVENING HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR THOSE DRIVING
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH GUSTS NEAR 65 MPH.
ISOLATED HIGHER GUSTS NEAR 75 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING DUST AND POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
MONTANA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$

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