295  
WWUS85 KBYZ 232104  
RFWBYZ  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT  
304 PM MDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
MTZ124>133-WYZ274-240915-  
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.A.0008.171025T1800Z-171026T1200Z/  
WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-STILLWATER COUNTY-  
BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-  
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-  
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-  
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-  
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT  
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-  
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-  
304 PM MDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER  
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE  
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES, STRONG GUSTY WINDS, AND WIND SHIFT WITH  
A COLD FRONT WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA:  
IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.  
IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...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...SHERIDAN.  
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.  
 
* COLD FRONT: LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* WIND: WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS OF 30-40 MPH AHEAD OF THE COLD  
FRONT. WINDS SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT,  
WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.  
 
* TEMPERATURES: HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S.  
 
* HUMIDITY: 13 TO 18 PERCENT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED  
FLAG WARNINGS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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