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  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    So Soon ??

    JEEZE IT'S EARLY
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    .. NOAA just sent us this notice. The snow season is not over yet and dry conditions and high winds are in the forecast,
    Message:NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-MT12539D447854.FireWeatherWatch.1253A18E19B0MT.BYZRFWBYZ.ef7d0e13f246fd77e34129279ac262b3 from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
    Sent:03:57 MDT on 03-30-2015
    Effective:03:57 MDT on 03-30-2015
    Expires:21:00 MDT on 04-01-2015
    Event:Fire Weather Watch
    Alert:
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON 
    THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... 
     
    * IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES... 
    STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL 
    CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS. 
     
    * AFFECTED AREA: 
    IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONES...274...284. 
    IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127 
    128...129. 
    IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132. 
    IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133. 
     
    * COUNTIES AFFECTED: 
    IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND. 
    IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...BIG HORN...JOHNSON...SHERIDAN...WASHAKIE. 
    IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING. 
    IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER 
    SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE. 
    IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER 
    ROSEBUD...TREASURE. 
    IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN. 
     
    * COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION 
    TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 
     
    * WIND TUESDAY: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP 
    TO 40 MPH. 
     
    * WIND WEDNESDAY: WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. 
     
    * HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN BY WEDNESDAY 
    AFTERNOON. ONLY MODERATE RECOVERY TUESDAY NIGHT. 
     
    * TEMPERATURES: IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES...AND NEAR 80 
    DEGREES ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER WEDNESDAY 
    WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES.
    Instructions:A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.
    Target Area:
    Beartooth Ranger District Custer National Forest
    Crow Indian Reservation, Big Horn Canyon Rec Area
    Custer County
    Gallatin National Forest
    Golden Valley County, Musselshell County
    Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Ashland Ranger District Custer Natl Forest
    Northern Rosebud, Northern Treasure Counties
    Sioux Ranger District Custer National Forest
    Stillwater County
    Wheatland County, Sweet Grass County
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