...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT TUESDAY NIGHT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 113, 115, 117, AND 118...
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative, which is in effect from 9 AM Tuesday to midnight MDT Tuesday night.
* AFFECTED AREA...Hill and Blaine Counties, Chouteau and Fergus Counties, Central and Eastern Lewis and Clark National Forest Areas and Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest.
* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 80s to near 100.
* WINDS...Zones 113 and 115 South to southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph will shift to the west in the afternoon. Zones 117 and 118 Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 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.
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in these areas of this Red Flag Warning.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s to low 100s.
* WHERE...Hill, Chouteau, Blaine and Fergus.
* WHEN...Until 8 PM MDT Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures increase the potential for heat related illnesses to occur, especially for the elderly, sick, or those working outdoors.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.