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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 12:01 PM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on October 17, 2017


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening...

* impacts/timing: winds in northwest Montana will increase during
Tuesday afternoon and are expected to peak during the late
afternoon and evening. These winds will cause some tree damage,
difficult driving conditions and large waves on area lakes.
Falling trees will be particularly hazardous in recent burn
scars.


* Winds: west 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph in the
valleys. Gusts in excess of 50 mph in the higher terrain.

* Locations impacted include: Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby,
Highway 37 Eureka to Libby, Highway 56 Bull Lake Road, Highway
93 Eureka to Whitefish, bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83
Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, Flathead Lake,
Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and Polson




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:24 PM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 17, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect
until 7 PM MDT this evening...

* impacts: low humidities... unseasonably warm temperatures... and
strong gusty winds will create erratic fire behavior and an
increased risk of new fire starts. In addition strong winds could
lead to power line arching and damage... resulting in an increased
risk of new fire starts.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana, fire weather zones 112 and 114.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Lewis And Clark.
In north central Montana, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton
                             Toole.

* Wind: southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 15 percent.

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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