...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113 AND 114...
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...Hill and Blaine Counties and Lewis and Clark National Forest Rocky Mountain District-Rocky Mountain Front.
* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 9 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any new or existing fires may be able to grow and spread rapidly in the dry and windy conditions.
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.