Sheridan County Emergency Management MEDIA RELEASE October 24, 2018

 FROM:            Sheridan County Emergency Management

Sheridan County, Wyoming

Contact:          307-675-2569, scema@sheridancounty.com; ; or  674-2900, bocc@sheridancounty.com

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For Immediate Release

 

The National Service Office (NWS) in Billings, MT, has issued the following Fire Danger Warning for Southeast Montana, including Sheridan County.  This is less than a “Red Flag” warning but is issued for weather conditions which could lead to problems for agricultural and open burning. The chance of significant wind-drive grass fires will increase starting Thursday through Saturday.  NWS is forecasting wind gust 45-55 mph on Saturday.

 

FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
341 PM MDT TUE OCT 23 2018

MTC003-009-011-017-025-037-065-067-075-087-095-097-103-107-111-
WYC033-242145-
BIG HORN-CARBON-CARTER-CUSTER-FALLON-GOLDEN VALLEY-MUSSELSHELL-
PARK-POWDER RIVER-ROSEBUD-STILLWATER-SWEET GRASS-TREASURE-
WHEATLAND-YELLOWSTONE-SHERIDAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HARDIN, CROW AGENCY, RED LODGE, BRIDGER, 
JOLIET, EKALAKA, MILES CITY, BAKER, RYEGATE, LAVINA, ROUNDUP, 
LIVINGSTON, BROADUS, COLSTRIP, LAME DEER, FORSYTH, ASHLAND, 
COLUMBUS, ABSAROKEE, BIG TIMBER, HYSHAM, HARLOWTON, BILLINGS, 
AND SHERIDAN

…ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED SOUTHERN MONTANA 
AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…

WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IN
WILDLAND GRASSES.

* TIMING: THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED
  SATURDAY. 

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY: UPPER 20’S TO MID 30’S IN THE AFTERNOONS. 

* WIND: WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 20-35 MPH THURSDAY AND 
  FRIDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 40-55 MPH SATURDAY. 

* TEMPERATURE: UP TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.