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Montana, Beartooth Foothills

Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:57 AM MDT on March 30, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015

... 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.

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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