RED FLAG WARNING
Issue Date:2:27 PM Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Expiration:12:00 AM Sat, Oct 21, 2017...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
* IMPACTS: Low humidities, unseasonably warm temperatures, and a
rapid wind shift along a cold front will create erratic
conditions for any new fires.
* AFFECTED AREA:
In North Central WY Fire Zone....274.
In South Central MT Fire Zone....129.
In Southeast MT Fire Zones...130...131...132.
In Southeast MT and Northwest SD Fire Zone....133.
* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
In North Central WY...Sheridan.
In Northwest SD...Harding.
In South Central MT...Big Horn...Carbon...Yellowstone.
In Southeast MT...Carter...Custer...Fallon...Powder River
* TIMING: Cold front will move through the area Friday afternoon
* WIND: Southwest 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest at 25 to 35 mph
with gusts up to 55 mph immediately behind the cold front.
* HUMIDITY: As low as 12 percent
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.
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