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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 8:30 PM MDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
west-central and northern Montana

* effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 830 PM
until 300 am MDT.

* Primary threats include...
isolated significant damaging wind gusts to 75 mph possible
isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles south
southwest of Cut Bank Montana to 35 miles east southeast of
Glasgow Montana. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou7).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.


Other watch information... continue... ww 435... ww 436...

Discussion... svr potential fcst to increase through remainder
evening as tstms move newd and aggregate over W-central
Mt... ultimately following anticyclonically curving path across nrn
Mt tonight. Additional/more isolated svr also may occur ahead of
that activity with convection initially between ggw-hvr. Ref spc
mesoscale discussion 1452 for initial near-term details.

Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm
motion vector 25035.


... Edwards

Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 2:27 PM MDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 25, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening for gusty winds and low relative
humidity for fire weather zone 115 and the southern third of
Blaine County in zone 113...

* affected area... fire weather zone 115 and the southern third of
Blaine County in fire weather zone 113.

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Timing... noon to midnight Thursday afternoon and evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

* Impacts... this critical combination of gusty wind and low
humidity could lead to rapid and dangerous fire growth on any
fire activity. Lightning starts are possible this afternoon and
evening due to thunderstorm activity.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these
areas of this Fire Weather Watch.




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