TUESDAY: Red Flag Warning for ALL OF SE Montana
At least 10 Montana counties are still in danger on Tuesday with fire weather conditions and a Red Flag Warning until at least Tuesday night. A new wildfire started just outside of Billings on Monday afternoon. Be careful out there!
The new fire outside of Billings has been named the "Three Wolf Creek" Fire.
NOTE: you can check any Montana Fire Zone location below with a full map. Zones and counties are both referenced by the NWS.
Very warm temperatures are expected to continue for most of the state this week so it is likely that this Red Flag Warning will be extended. We will update the conditions and warnings as need be...
According to the National Weather Service:
- WHAT: RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING.
- IMPACTS: Low humidity, unseasonably warm temperatures, and strong gusty winds will create erratic fire behavior.
- WHERE IS THIS RED FLAG WARNING: In South Central MT Fire Zones...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.
- 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.
- WIND: Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
- HUMIDITY: As low as 12 percent.
- TEMPERATURES: Highs around 90 degrees.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The expected weather will bring critical conditions to existing fires and possibly allow new lightning holdover fires to emerge.
- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN: 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.