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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 1:07 PM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on October 18, 2017


... High Wind Warning remains in effect
until 4 am MDT Wednesday...

* winds: west 30 to 40 mph... with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing: through tonight.

* Impacts: damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph, or gusts
of 58 mph or more, can lead to property damage.





Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 8:56 PM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 19, 2017


... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...
... Red flag warning will expire at 9 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.

* Affected area:
in north central Montana, fire weather zones 113, 115 and 117.

* Counties affected:
in central Montana, Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher.
In north central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, hill.

* Wind: southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Humidity: as low as 12 percent.

* Temperatures: in the mid 70s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. A combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures will create high fire growth
potential.

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






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:04 PM MDT on October 17, 2017

Expires 10:04 AM EDT on October 18, 2017


... Peak wind gust reports...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon/elev (ft.)

... Montana...

... Beaverhead County...
Wise River RAWS 47 mph 0416 PM 10/17 45.78n/112.93w/5704
Brenner RAWS 41 mph 0247 PM 10/17 44.97n/113.22w/6350

... Blaine County...
Chinook AWOS 55 mph 0734 PM 10/17 48.59n/109.25w/2416
Chinook AWOS 51 mph 0730 PM 10/17 48.59n/109.25w/2416
fort Belknap RAWS 45 mph 0418 PM 10/17 48.30n/108.72w/2665

... Broadwater County...
Elkhorn RAWS - 8 W Townsend 51 mph 0454 PM 10/17 46.31n/111.70w/6010
ginger RAWS 40 mph 0403 PM 10/17 46.33n/111.59w/4370

... Cascade County...
Great Falls Airport 61 mph 0726 PM 10/17 47.47n/111.38w/3664
malmstrom AFB 52 mph 0601 PM 10/17 47.50n/111.19w/3460
Dearborn MDT 51 mph 0643 PM 10/17 47.14n/111.86w/3799
Black Eagle cwop 49 mph 0552 PM 10/17 47.54n/111.28w/3675
2 ESE Sun River 46 mph 0653 PM 10/17 47.52n/111.68w/3412
1 WNW Great Falls 45 mph 0259 PM 10/17 47.52n/111.32w/3354
Monarch Canyon MDT 45 mph 0605 PM 10/17 47.14n/110.82w/5197
1 NW Black Eagle 44 mph 0314 PM 10/17 47.54n/111.29w/3523

... Chouteau County...
Loma MDT 56 mph 0438 PM 10/17 47.95n/110.50w/2700

... Fergus County...
Judith Peak 62 mph 0652 PM 10/17 47.22n/109.22w/6428
Lewistown ap ASOS 44 mph 0257 PM 10/17 47.05n/109.46w/4145
N bar ranch 43 mph 0355 PM 10/17 46.84n/108.94w/4446

... Gallatin County...
Bridger Bowl - lift midway 53 mph 0600 PM 10/17 45.82n/110.92w/7000
yellow mule RAWS 45 mph 0204 PM 10/17 45.17n/111.36w/9200
Bridger Bowl - base 44 mph 0500 PM 10/17 45.82n/110.90w/6120
Bridger Bowl - ridge 42 mph 0300 PM 10/17 45.82n/110.93w/8500

... Glacier County...
Deep Creek RAWS 72 mph 1221 PM 10/17 48.36n/113.11w/5340
Browning MDT 71 mph 0208 PM 10/17 48.54n/112.98w/4419
two medicine bridge MDT 71 mph 1236 PM 10/17 48.45n/113.20w/4751
Cut Bank Airport 68 mph 0257 PM 10/17 48.60n/112.38w/3845
Browning RAWS 60 mph 0721 PM 10/17 48.56n/113.01w/4384
Saint Mary RAWS 52 mph 1211 PM 10/17 48.74n/113.43w/4560

... Hill County...
20 N Rudyard 62 mph 0749 PM 10/17 48.85n/110.60w/2995
Havre ap ASOS 59 mph 0450 PM 10/17 48.54n/109.76w/2585
11 S Rudyard 51 mph 0457 PM 10/17 48.39n/110.54w/3074
Inverness MDT 50 mph 0605 PM 10/17 48.55n/110.65w/3301
Rudyard 47 mph 1118 am 10/17 48.55n/110.55w/3136
Hingham 44 mph 0511 PM 10/17 48.56n/110.42w/3034
22 N Havre 43 mph 1200 PM 10/17 48.87n/109.69w/2800
Rocky Boy RAWS 40 mph 0718 PM 10/17 48.26n/109.79w/3789

... Jefferson County...
Elk Park MDT 43 mph 0207 PM 10/17 46.14n/112.40w/6292
Boulder Pass MDT 40 mph 0126 PM 10/17 46.32n/112.07w/6250

... Judith Basin County...
S. Fork Judith RAWS -12 NE c 57 mph 0253 PM 10/17 46.72n/110.41w/6300
Geyser MDT 57 mph 1236 PM 10/17 47.25n/110.48w/4221

... Lewis And Clark County...
Bowmans corner MDT 56 mph 0621 PM 10/17 47.29n/112.15w/4301
Dearborn RAWS 55 mph 0630 PM 10/17 47.13n/111.90w/3572
2 E Wolf Creek 46 mph 0657 PM 10/17 47.01n/112.01w/3622
Rogers Pass MDT 42 mph 0544 PM 10/17 47.09n/112.37w/5406
benchmark RAWS 42 mph 0608 PM 10/17 47.50n/112.90w/5350
Sieben flats MDT 40 mph 0243 PM 10/17 46.89n/112.11w/4199

... Liberty County...
13 NW Joplin 63 mph 0748 PM 10/17 48.74n/110.93w/3510
12 N Chester 55 mph 0739 PM 10/17 48.70n/110.98w/3356
9 se Whitlash 53 mph 0720 PM 10/17 48.78n/111.15w/3954
2 NNW Joplin 50 mph 0750 PM 10/17 48.59n/110.79w/3346
Chester 40 mph 0515 PM 10/17 48.51n/110.96w/3159

... Madison County...
Yellowstone club - Timber 43 mph 0500 PM 10/17 45.23n/111.45w/9400
Norris Hill MDT 40 mph 1042 am 10/17 45.50n/111.70w/5400

... Meagher County...
Deep Creek pass MDT 43 mph 0343 PM 10/17 46.35n/111.07w/5870
White Sulphur Springs RAWS 43 mph 0157 PM 10/17 46.53n/110.89w/5060

... Teton County...
Pendroy MDT 68 mph 0336 PM 10/17 48.07n/112.33w/4199
4 E Pendroy 58 mph 0200 PM 10/17 48.04n/112.20w/4085
Teton rvr agrimet nr farming 55 mph 0145 PM 10/17 47.90n/112.16w/3854
Choteau AWOS 51 mph 0715 PM 10/17 47.83n/112.17w/3947
Bynum 46 mph 0500 PM 10/17 47.98n/112.30w/3985
11 NE Augusta 46 mph 0230 PM 10/17 47.65n/112.29w/4667
Gleason RAWS 44 mph 0309 am 10/17 47.87n/112.67w/5060
10 NE Dutton 42 mph 0530 PM 10/17 47.95n/111.56w/3401
5 NE Augusta 41 mph 0400 PM 10/17 47.56n/112.34w/4144

... Toole County...
Sweet Grass MDT 78 mph 0450 PM 10/17 48.96n/111.94w/3471
Sunburst MDT 71 mph 0400 PM 10/17 48.88n/111.90w/3307
6 NW Devon 56 mph 0630 PM 10/17 48.55n/111.56w/3204
Galata 54 mph 0753 PM 10/17 48.48n/111.35w/3130
Kevin 52 mph 0229 PM 10/17 48.74n/111.97w/3400

Above reports are peak gusts observed thus far during the ongoing high wind
event. If necessary, another statement will be issued at the conclusion of
the event. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


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