MONDAY: Bozeman Area Heat Advisory and Red Flag Warning
Why have one advisory when you can worry about two or more? Gallatin County along with several others across Montana are struggling with another day of extremely hot and dry conditions.
High temperatures across southwest Montana (and other locations) are expected to be in the mid 90s to low 100s on Monday. The good news: temps for the Bozeman area are going to be "much" lower on Tuesday. But for Monday, we have dangerous fire conditions and concerning heat.
According to the National Weather Service:
- HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MONDAY EVENING
- WHAT...Hazardous heat, with afternoon highs of 95 to low 100s, and overnight lows in the mid-50s to mid-60s.
- WHERE...Meagher, Eastern Pondera, Eastern Teton, Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison Counties.
- WHEN...Until 9 PM MDT this evening.
- IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Do not leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
- Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
- RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MONDAY EVENING
- DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS POSSIBLE
- WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 116 AND 118.
- AFFECTED AREA...Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest and Helena and Townsend Ranger Districts of the Helena National Forest.
- IMPACTS...Gusty and erratic outflows developing from high-based scattered thunderstorms and frequent lightning in areas.
- THUNDERSTORMS...A mix of wet and dry thunderstorms over the Red Flag Warning area.
- WINDS...Erratic outflow gusts over 40 mph possible.
- 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.