Fire Weather Warning In Effect Today
Hot temperatures continue today across southwest Montana, producing a Red Flag Warning for fire danger across the entire area through tonight. Details here:
Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening for low relative humidity… gusty winds and a chance of
thunderstorms for fire zones 117 and 118…
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a red flag
warning for fire zones 117 and 118… which is in effect from
noon today to 9 PM MDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.
* Winds… southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidity… as low as 15 percent.
* Lightning… isolated dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic
winds up to 45 mph are possible this afternoon and evening.
* Impacts… the combination of very warm temperatures… low
relative humidity… gusty winds… and a chance of
thunderstorms will create critical fire weather conditions and
rapid fire growth for new and existing fires.