Current Watches and Warnings
Montana, West Glacier Region
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 9:55 PM MDT on August 18, 2017
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2017
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 6 am MDT Saturday...
* impacts: low humidities and gusty winds will create erratic fire
behavior. Humidity recovery will remain poor tonight with
improvement expected Saturday morning as a Canadian cold front
brings a wind shift to the north along with improving humidity.
* Affected area:
in north central Montana fire zones... 112... 113... 114... 115
In southwest Montana fire zones... 116... 118.
* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
Lewis And Clark, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Glacier, hill
Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole.
In southwest Montana, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.
* Wind: west 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Humidity: remaining around 20 to 30 percent through tonight.
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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