FROM: Sheridan County Emergency Management
Sheridan County, Wyoming
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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
BIG HORN-CARBON-CARTER-CUSTER-FALLON-GOLDEN VALLEY-MUSSELSHELL-
PARK-POWDER RIVER-ROSEBUD-STILLWATER-SWEET GRASS-TREASURE-
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,
…ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED SOUTHERN MONTANA
AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IN
* TIMING: THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED
* 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.